Elizabeth “Betty” Cushing

Funeral services for Elizabeth A. “Betty” Cushing, 88, Lawrence, KS,  will be held 12 p.m., Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence.  Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, February 6, 2012 at Downs Cemetery in Downs, KS.  She died Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at the Arbor at Brandon Woods at Alvamar in Lawrence.

Betty was born on January 7, 1924 in Winfield, KS, the daughter of Edwin Daniel Boone Pile and Vera June Ewers Pile.              .  

She was a resident of Lawrence since 1972, after moving here with her husband from Downs, KS.

Betty was a 1945 graduate of Kansas University with a B.S. in Business.  While she was at KU, she was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority and Mortar Board.

In Lawrence, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Chapter GQ of the PEO Sisterhood, the 20th Century Club, the American Legion Auxiliary, the KU Alumni Association and she served as a volunteer for Audio Reader from 1976-2004. 
She was a homemaker.                           

She married C. Ned Cushing on June 27, 1945 in Winfield, KS.  He preceded her in death February 7, 2010.  They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2005.

Survivors include one daughter, Elizabeth A. and her husband, Brian Conner, Salina, KS; one son, William C. and his wife, Mary Cushing, Downs, KS; four grandsons, David Conner, Christopher Cushing, Seth Cushing, and Joel Cushing.

The family will receive friends following the funeral service at the church on Saturday. 

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to First Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund or to the Grace Hospice and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. 

5 Condolences

  1. Norma McCallister on February 5, 2012 at 1:01 am

    Our condolences to all your family at this great sadness. We remember her smiling and gentel manners. We are sending prayers to carry you through these times. Love and support from us all.

  2. Mike and Debby Reinbold on February 6, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Our heartfelt condolences to Betty’s family. She was a very special person with lots of smiles and love to give. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family at this time of her loss. She will be missed by many.

  3. Mindy Hughes Page on February 13, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Betty. She was a lovely lady.

  4. Marilyn Hughes Hoecker on February 13, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Ann and Bill,
    I can’t think of Betty without smiling. She and your dad were some of our family’s most favorite people–they enriched our lives!

  5. Helen, Don, and Leona Saunders on February 15, 2012 at 5:44 am

    Ann and Bill
    We’re sorry to hear your mother passed away. We didn’t know until the Downs paper arrived.

    Helen, Don, and Leona Saunders

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