Mary Elizabeth Molson

July 14, 1940 - November 20, 2018

Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Molson, 78, longtime resident of St. Charles, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, November 20, 2018, at Autumn Leaves in Geneva.

Betsy was born July 14, 1940, in Gary, IN, the daughter of Henry E. and Mary E. (Gobrecht) Wegner.  She was united in marriage to Richard Molson on October 6, 1962 in Wheaton.

Betsy graduated from Barrington High School in 1958.  She graduated from University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1962 with a degree in Physical Therapy.  She worked at Community Hospital (Geneva), Marianjoy Rehabilitation Center (Wheaton), Presence Saint Joseph Hospital (Elgin), and Advocate Sherman Hospital (Elgin).

Betsy and her late husband, Dick, were very active and loved spending time with friends and family.  They were members of Fox Valley Mixers, Downers Grove Square Thrus, and taught Round Dancing. She was an avid seamstress and quilter.  She loved to garden, play cards, and spend time with her grandchildren.

Betsy is survived by her three daughters; Brenda (Michael) Vail of Springfield, Beth Harris of Davenport, IA, and Bridget (Kurt) Wachter of Elburn; her grandchildren: Nicole (Aaron) Sullivan, Emily Vail, Lane and Cole Harris, Timothy and Jeffrey Wachter, and one great grandchild on the way; and one sister, Edith (Mark) Levin of Florida.

Her loving husband, Dick (Richard) Molson, preceded her in death.

A memorial visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Fox Valley Presbyterian Church, 227 East Side Dr., Geneva, IL. 60134.  A Celebration of Life service will follow visitation at 11:00 AM also at the church. Interment will be held privately at North Cemetery in St. Charles, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Betsy’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association,

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  • RH Our sympathy. May God’s thoughts toward you be one of peace, a future and a hope. Please read Jeremiah 29:11 in the Scriptures.
  • W. J. To the Family: May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this time of deep sorrow. Those who are “sleeping in death” God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. My sincerest condolences. Psalms 116:15.