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Betty Jane Ellenbecker, January 28, 1934~January 8, 2016

EllenbeckerBetty Jane Ellenbecker, age 81, of Siloam Springs passed away Friday, January 8, 2016 at Quail Ridge Rehabilitation & Living Center. She was born January 28, 1934 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the late Maynard and Martha Anderson. She was retired from the Allen Canning Company and a Jehovah’s Witness for the last 29 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Dennis Clarence; daughter, Cheryl and twin sister, Nancy Force.

She is survived by four daughters, Linda and husband, Ken Boden of Wauconda, Illinois, Catherine and husband, Bryan Griffin of Coleman, Wisconsin, Sandra Behm of Decatur, Arkansas and Theresa and husband, Alan Holmes of Tulsa, Oklahoma; four sons, Bruce and wife, Mary Ellenbecker of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Bill Ellenbecker of Jefferson, Wisconsin, Phillip and wife, Tamara Ellenbecker of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Daryl and wife, Angie of Watertown, Wisconsin; she is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, January 16th, 2016 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

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    Theresa Holmes » 09. Jan, 2016

    To our dear mother;
    We will all gather together again at that meeting place..
    In paradise.. With happy healthy smiling faces..
    Theresa & Alan Holmes
    John 5:28,29
    “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in
    Which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his
    Voice and come out.”

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    Rosales Family of Oklahoma » 09. Jan, 2016

    It is good to know that the “source of life” (Psalms 36:9) has a book of remembrance (Malachi 3:12) for those who have feared and meditated on his name. Please accept our condolences.

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    Mary » 09. Jan, 2016

    I sometimes hear how some do not get along with their Mother in Laws but I can say I had one gem of a Mother in Law. I’ll miss her smile and the laugh when she beating ME in canasta or just teasing me , because she had a playful spirit to her. I’m so glad to have many memories to share with family and her Great Children our Grand Kiddos…

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    Karen Smith » 10. Jan, 2016

    My thoughts and prays r with the Ellenbecker family at this time of u’r loss. The loss of u’r mother will effect many with such a large family. I hope in u’r heart u will all gather together at this time in u’r life. Allot of memories with the family’s were shared. I look back and smile at the times we had together. The Smith Family & The Braun Family

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    Betty Ellenbecker » 10. Jan, 2016

    I knew Betty and her family when they lived in Wisconsin, I baby sat for her kids, her brother-in-law Orlando is my brother-in-law he was married to Ruth my sister. My deepest condolences to the family she was a wonderful person

    Dennis and Elaine Torbeck, Milwaukee Wisconsin

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    Orlando Ellenbecker » 10. Jan, 2016

    You have my love.

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    Catherine Griffin » 10. Jan, 2016

    I look forward to meeting my Mother, Father, Sister, Grandparents, Aunt’s , Uncle’s and many friends,in the resurrection!!! A time when all will come out of there memorial tombs, and God will
    wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. John5;28, Rev. 21;4
    I will miss you my dear sweet Mother!!!

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    Cindy Brath Hammes » 10. Jan, 2016

    I will always remember your home as a haven for me, especially in high school. Your mom always treated me like one of her brood. I’m so sorry for your loss!

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    Als » 10. Jan, 2016

    I absolutely loved this woman and the talks we got to have. All the things we got to share will stay close in my heart, honestly feel like I’m a better woman just getting to know her! I loved Betty so so much and am so blessed I had her in my life. I’m sorry you guys had to lose such an amazing woman, and sorry just simply don’t cut it. But she’s happy now and watching over all you guys now. Your all in my thoughts and prayers I know how hard it is. Love to all y’all! Truly amazing that woman.

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    Wendy » 11. Jan, 2016

    I always enjoyed getting to visit with Aunt Betty. She always had such a beautiful smile and was so proud of her family, her eyes would light up everytime she would talk about her Kids, Grandkids and great Grandkids.
    Love you Aunt Betty-wish we could have spent more time together.

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    Linda (Rouse) Sharpe » 11. Jan, 2016

    Dear Ellenbecker Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers for strength and healing that comes from family and friends.

    Sincerely,
    Linda Sharpe (Tom Rouse’s daughter)

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    Sarah wilson » 11. Jan, 2016

    My dear sweet Betty Spaghetti. Taking care of you this past year has been a true blessing. I enjoyed coming to work every day and seeing your sweet face. You lightened up everyone’s day. Fly high my sweet friend. You will be truly missed. My condolences to the family. Praying for all of you as you get through this time.

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    Marti Wilkins » 11. Jan, 2016

    I just want to say that I am sorry to hear that mamma Ellenbecker has passed away, and that our hearts go out to the family and friends . as we grew up we called her mamma ellenbecker and I missed her for years ,but I still have memories of her and when I see bruce and the family I see her in the kids love you all and miss you. May God bless all of you through this time.

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    Name » 18. Jan, 2016

    Chris Et Mifa Pietruczak » 11. JAN, 2016 Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    Les mots sont impuissants en pareils moments, nous voulons néanmoins vous dire que nous partageons votre peine.
    Nous garderons en mémoire sa dernière visite à Oshkosh, toute souriante et portant un petit chapeau qu’elle portait à ravir.
    Sincères condoléances,
    Chris et Mifa

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    Chris Mifa Pietruczuk “11 January, 2016
    Words are powerless in such moments, we nevertheless want to tell you that we share your grief.
    We will keep in memory her last visit to Oshkosh, all smiles and wearing a little hat she wore to delight.
    Sincere condolences,
    Chris and Mifa
    Love you guys