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Obituaries

Elizabeth ‘Boopa’ Corsolini

LADD — Elizabeth A. “Boopa” Corsolini, 86, of Ladd died peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.

Betty was born in Peoria on Sept. 26, 1931, to John and Elizabeth (Eustice) Chioni. She married Donald J. Corsolini on Nov. 4, 1950.

Betty was a beloved waitress and cook at Rip’s Chicken and Torri’s Ice Cream Parlor in Ladd.

She enjoyed bowling and trips to the casino riverboat. She was a member of the Rip’s Chicks bowling team. Betty volunteered at the Bureau County Food Pantry. Her greatest loves were her family and friends.

She is survived by six children, Barry “Chico” (Karen) Corsolini of Ottawa, Richard D. Corsolini of Ladd, Kristie (Ray) Marenda of Spring Valley, Lisa (Mark) Hoffert of Hollowayville, Maria (Mark) Bergagna of Spring Valley and Mary (T.J.) Zecca of Merrill, Wis.; 30 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Pamela Haughawout of Peru and Phyllis Chioni of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, six sisters and one brother.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Holy Trinity Church in Cherry with the Rev. Ronald Margherio, O.S.B., officiating. Burial will be in Valley Memorial Park in Spring Valley.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Hurst Funeral Home in Ladd.  Additional visitation will be Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the church.

Pallbearers will be Jason Corsolini, Matthew Corsolini, Zachary McGrogan, Colton Corsolini, Ryan Marenda, Larry Bickett, Tony Bickett and Geno Zecca. Honorary pallbearers will be Joanie Pozzi and Ethel Lund.

Online condolences may be viewed and remembrances shared at www.hurstfuneralhomes.com.

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