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Elizabeth "Betty" Walters
(07-29-1924 - 10-30-2018)

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Elizabeth “Betty" Farquharson Walters, 94, of Elgin, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 in Elgin. She was born on July 29, 1924 in Chicago, IL (lived in Western Springs, IL until married) the daughter of Daniel Francis & Marie Elizabeth (Egloff) Farquharson. Betty graduated from Lyons Township High School, La Grange, IL 1942, and then from the National College of Education, Evanston, IL 1946 with a teaching degree in Primary Education. She married John Howard Walters, June 29, 1946 at the First Congregational Church of Western Springs, IL. Betty was a 70 year resident of Elgin, a 70 year member of the First United Methodist Church of Elgin, she was active in many Elgin and Church women’s groups including the Mathean Literary Club. Along with her husband she owned and operated The Dundee Paint Co., Dundee, IL for 22 years. Betty was a bridge player and member of several neighborhood women's and couple's bridge clubs. After retirement she and John traveled in Europe and Asia and wintered in Florida. Betty is survived by three children; Daniel H. (Lynne) Walters of Morton, IL; Alan J. (Kathleen) Walters of Elgin, IL; and Sarah M. (Jose) DeLaO) of DeKalb, IL eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John (2001), an infant son (Michael), two sisters, one brother-in-law and a great-granddaughter (Hannah). Memorial services will be held on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church, Elgin. Burial will be private in Glen Oaks Cemetery, Hillside. Visitation will be held on Sunday November 11, 2018 from 200 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. in the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin and also on Monday at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to First United Methodist church of Elgin. For information 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.  

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