Elizabeth Mary Hegedus
Elizabeth Mary Hegedus
  • March 12, 1917 - July 27, 2017
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia

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Elizabeth (Betty) Mary Hegedus, 100, died peacefully on July 27, 2017, at Heartfields of Fredericksburg.
She is survived by a son, Michael J. Hegedus of Palmyra, VA; a daughter, Shirley H. Murphy of Woodbridge, VA; a granddaughter, Rachel McRobie and her spouse Donald McRobie of Ruther Glen, VA; and a great-granddaughter, Susan Brody-DeClerk, of Washington, DC. She is also survived by 3 nephews, George Rees, Douglas Rees, and Stephen Rees and their children, as well as 2 grandnephews, Michael and Scott Roland. Throughout her life, she remained close to her cousin, Dr. Carl Gene Willis of Columbia, MO, and his two children, Chris and Shari. She was preceded in death by her sister, Florence (Bobbi) Rath, her brother, George Rees, and her nephew, Glenn Roland.
Betty was born on March 12, 1917, in Buckner, Illinois. She met Michael Hegedus while working at a World War II defense plant in Chicago, and they were married on May 16, 1945. After starting their family, they moved to Cary, Illinois, where they lived for many years. After retirement, they moved to Herrin, Illinois, where they stayed until Michael passed away after 50 years of marriage. She then moved to Virginia to be near her children.
She was a 50-year and charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Turners, Northwest Chicago. While in Cary, she was active in many groups associated with her son's and daughter's school activities, as well as the Cary Garden Club, McHenry County Association for Home and Community Education (Homemakers), and the American Needlepointers Guild, Fox Chapter.
A memorial will be held from 11:00am to 1:00 pm on August 12 in the Chapel (3rd floor) at Heartfields of Fredericksburg, 20 Heartfields Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22405.
NO FLOWERS, please. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association http://www.alz.org