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Elizabeth A. Jergens

Published: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 2:41 p.m. CST

Elizabeth Ann Jergens, 75, Oregon, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 in Serenity Hospice Home, Oregon.

She was born Oct. 20, 1937 in Bancroft, Iowa, the daughter of Clemens and Bertha (Blocker) Elsbecker.

A long-time Oregon resident, Betty was an active member and volunteer of St. Mary Catholic Church in Oregon.

She worked several years at the Ogle County Senior Citizen’s Center, formerly Yellow Bird, and at Casey’s General Store in Oregon.

Survived by 9 children, Curt Jergens, Texas, Jackie Holloway, Oregon, Tom (Brenda), Malta, Patsy (Bruce) Lepke, Rockford, Tony (Tina), Wichita, Kans., Deanna Forristall, Dixon, John Jergens, Oregon, Mary (Lance) Blake, Winnebago, and Barb Stone, Oregon; grandchildren, Adam, Amanda, Blake, Anna, Haley, Joslyn, Teagen, Elizabeth, Sean, Kyle, Zachary, Kaden, Sydney, and Cody; step-grandchildren, Kristina (Tyler), Kyle, and Kurt; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Jayden, Jacob, Chloe, Brayden, and Aubrey; step-great-grandchildren, Hannah, Olivia, and Audrina; siblings, Maurice (Charlene), Phil (Geri), Richard (Norene), Gene (Ruth), and Mary; and several nieces and nephews.

Christian funeral mass was held Nov. 9 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon, with Father Joseph Naill celebrating. Burial was at St. Mary Cemetery, Oregon.

Arrangements were completed by Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. Seventh St., Oregon. Visit www.farrellhollandgale.com to leave online condolences.

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