Obituaries

Elizabeth Wendy Spurgeon

November 28, 1984 - December 22, 2020

Elizabeth Wendy Spurgeon, 36, of Batavia passed away unexpectedly at her home in Chicago.  She was born November 28, 1984 in Des Moines, Iowa the daughter of Terry and Cynthia (Eden) Spurgeon.  Beth was a graduate of Batavia High School, The University of Iowa with a BA in Art Education and a Master’s Degree in Education from National Louis University.

Beth spent most of her teaching career at the high school level and especially enjoyed working with children with special needs. She developed many individual curriculum programs for her students. They adored her & she adored them.  She helped many students find employment in the community after they had graduated.

Beth loved life; her family & friends, her dog Charlie, laughing, cooking, fashion, art design and traveling. She had traveled extensively to many countries; her favorite place was Greece & the Greek Islands. She had spent a summer doing a study abroad program in Rhodes Greece.

She is survived by her parents, Terry and Cynthia Spurgeon of Batavia IL, Kathryn (Kohl) Meyer; a nephew Brooks Meyer; of St. Charles, IL, her maternal grandparents, Wendell and Betty Eden of Washington Iowa, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Leland and Virginia Spurgeon. 

A private memorial visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at  Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 South Batavia Ave, Batavia, IL., a memorial service will follow at 11:00 A.M. also at the funeral home.   The family would like to invite all that would like to attend the service, to follow the below zoom link to attend the service virtually.    

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions can be sent to Susan G Komen Foundation, https://www.komen.org/,  or the Special Olympics, https://give.specialolympics.org/.

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Time: Dec 30, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Guest Book

  • Patti McKenzie I’m so saddened to hear this. Please know that you are in my prayers.
  • Michael Felt Dear Beth, We're still in the works to move to Iowa so we can be with family and we were too late to get the opportunity to truly get to know you on this earth. But I DO know that there is a Rapture of saints and a heaven and I will one day get my chance to know my sister cousin Cindy's beautiful girl Beth.
  • Ann & Andy Dudler Cindy & Terry, I just learned of your loss. You have our deepest sympathies. She was beautiful! So very, very sorry.
  • Paul Taeuber Cindy and Terry, Autumn and I are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers for you and your family will be with you during this difficult time.
  • Kim Kirchner Cindy & Terry, Katy, Kohl & Brooks along with the extended family my heart hurts for you all. She will be forever missed for her kind soul & beautiful heart. I'm so sorry. I'm here for you if you need me. Big Hugs & Lots of Love ...
  • Renee Williams I'm so sorry for your loss. I have such wonderful memories of Beth and will miss her dearly.
  • Carrie and Tony Pratapas We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you nd your entire family. Tony and Carrie
  • Don & Lori Felt Words cannot express our sorrow. Beth was an amazing young woman that was taken way too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
  • Rich & Tracy Bugna Terry and Cindy our heart breaks for you. Tracy and I send our thoughts and prayers to your family.
  • Robert Millsap Terry and Cindy. We are heartbroken to hear about Beth. She was a very special and caring young lady that was taken too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Bob and Debbie.
  • Jeff Strouss Cindy we are all thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. HBRMS
  • Jeff Strouss Cindy our thoughts are with you and the rest of your family in this difficult time. Your friends at HBRMS are praying for you all.
  • Dain and Denise Our hearts are broken for you and all of your family.
  • Debbie Stiles So sorry for your loss. My thought and prayers are with you.
  • Becky Lauer I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers to you and your family.
  • Amie Carey Cindy, my prayers are with you as you weather this awful loss. Reaching out virtually with a big hug.
  • Ryan Eden I always hoped to create more memories with Beth, now I will cherish the ones I do have even more. She was such a bright light and will always remain that way in my mind.
  • Julie Moulding Cindy, I am so sorry for your family’s loss. You are all in my prayers.
  • Sandi Foreman Cindy and Family- My heart just sunk. I just want to send you so much love
  • Sally Ryan So very sorry for your loss!! You are in my thoughts and prayers!!!
  • Lori Ruhl Cindy, So so sorry for your loss. May God wrap you all in his love and comfort you❤️🙏
  • Joan Umano I am so deeply sorry. My heart and prayers goes out to you and your family.
  • Manda Davis Cindy and family, My heart breaks for you. You are in my prayers.
  • Ashley Hughes My heart breaks for you and your family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
  • Jeff S Eden She was a special individual and will be dearly missed. We love you and will continue to pray for you. Love Jeff and Bernice
  • Fran Adams Cindy and family, sending prayers at this difficult and sad time.
  • Betty Kirchner To Cindy and Terry, My love and prayers are with you and all of your family, especially, Wendell and Betty. I believe in God but I don't understand somethings. - Aunt Betty
  • Carol Peterson Terry and Cindy, My thoughts and prayers go out to you. So sorry for your loss.
  • Joe and Janeen Edwards We are heartbroken by your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
  • Ardith Trumpy I'm so sorry for the loss of your daughter. Holding you and your family close at this time.
  • Tory and Larry Cindy, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
  • Ann Byrne My deepest and heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
  • Grace Lee Cindy, I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this heart-wrenching time.
  • Colene Kirchner Dear Beth, Terry, Kathryn, Wendell, Betty and family, My heart aches for all of you. I have no words other than to tell you that we are sending our very deepest sympathy to all of you. May you find some solace in sharing memories and holding each other close. With love and care, Colene and family
  • Aseel Aldakka My heart goes out to you and your family after this sudden loss. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
  • Sue Blume I hope that you can feel the huge hug I’m sending. Please know that my heart goes out to you in every way! Hold tight to your memories. I am so sorry!
  • Becky Bernhardy I am so very sorry. You will all be in my thoughts and heart.
  • Laura Gilmore Cindy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this incredibly heartbreaking time.
  • Susan Brens Cindy, my heart breaks for you! Sending love and prayers your way. Know that you and Terry will be forever in my mind and may you find some comfort in your family memories.
  • Samantha Hockings My heart hurts for all of you. Sending prayers & love your way❤️
  • David D'Onofrio Terry, Cindy and Katy, My family sends its deepest condolences and are praying for Beth and each of you during this difficult time. With sympathy, DD and Family
  • Carolyn Taylor So very sorry. My heart hurts for you.
  • Jenn Porter I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Jenny Murray Terry, Cindy & Katy, I am so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours always.
  • Matthew Olsen I am so sorry to hear about his loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time.
  • Patricia Ruffie Another beautiful angel in gods arms..cindy and Terry and family my heart is so very sad for you..may you find comfort knowing your lil darling is at peace..prayers for all
  • KEVIN MCCUE Cindy and Terry, we are so sad to hear about Beth. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
  • Thomas Van Cleave Terry and Cindy , I am at loss for what to say other then I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers for comfort. Peace be with you.
  • Pam and Brent Scott You are in our thoughts, our hearts, and our prayers. We love you so very much.
  • Judi Olson This is heartbreaking. I’m so sorry.
  • Lori Rogers St.Vincent So very sorry to hear this horrible news. Sending prayers for comfort and peace.
  • Sam Reindl So sorry to hear this. Such a warm person, you could always count on Beth for a smile and a laugh. Rest In Peace.
  • Dan and Sue Murray So sorry to hear about Beth. God Bless.