Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sentimental Sunday: Elizabeth "Betty" Marie Pape Streff, 1927-2017 - Fearless Female

My dad's older sister, my beautiful Aunt Betty, died Friday, March 24, in Penfield, New York.  She was born October 4, 1927, in Evanston, Illinois, and grew up in the Rogers Park area of Chicago.  She became a nurse, graduating from the St. Francis School of Nursing at Loyola University in Chicago in 1948.  On September 11 of that year, she married Frank James "Bud" Streff (1925-2014).  They moved to the Rochester, New York area in the late 1950s and raised their family there.  She had seven children, 22 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren born at the time of her death, with another on the way.  She is pictured with many of them in the collage above (from photos posted by her children, in-laws, and grandchildren on Facebook).  In her obituary, her family says, "We will miss our mother who was a beautiful, loving, Spirit-filled woman, a wonderful cook and singer."  I will miss her too.

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