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January 11, 2014

Betty M. Elwell

BRAZIL — Betty Marie Elwell, 79, of Brazil, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on Dec. 14, 1934, in Clinton, to Leo Vrabic and Mary Marie Johnson. She married Charles Elwell on July 22, 1952. Betty worked for 35 years at St. Anthony’s and Regional Hospital as a respiratory therapist. She was active in 4-H when her children were young. She was a member of Otter Creek Christian Church since 1949. Betty loved her church and her faith was important to her. She was an extremely talented baker. She especially enjoyed making cakes. She used her talent to bless family and friends with wedding cakes.

Betty is survived by her husband of 61 years, Charles; sons, Terry Elwell of North Charleston, S.C.; Tim Elwell and wife Gail of Awendaw, S.C.; and Charles Elwell III of Brazil; stepgrandchildren, Floyd Lee Allison and his children Lydia Joy Clark and Heather Jean Sebastian: Shannon Diamco; Stacy Clark; four great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; seven great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Barbara Foxworthy and her husband Jim, and Billie Holechko, all of Terre Haute; three aunts; one uncle; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, who raised her, Earl Harper; and sons, Charles Andrew Elwell and Jerry Allen Elwell.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Otter Creek Christian Church, 6298 N. Crow St., Brazil. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Betty’s family to assist with funeral expenses. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and the church. Online condolences may be made at:

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