Betty (Messner) WilcoxSeptember 27, 1932 ~ February 15, 2017 (age 84)
Betty Wilcox, 84 of Beecher passed away February 15, 2017 in Olympia Fields, IL. Betty was born on September 27, 1932 in Portland, IN the daughter of Ralph and Emily Messner Sr. She is survived by her children, Steve (Debbie) Wright of Manhattan, IL, Russell Wright of Homewood, IL, Deanie (Chris Scott) Meier Vates of Beecher, IL, Wanda (John) Halford of PA, as well as her siblings Ralph Messner, Art Messner and Margaret Patterson. 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren also survive. She is preceded in death by her parents, a son Daniel Wright, a daughter Diana Tamez, brothers Lee Messner and Chester Messner as well as a grandchild Jessie Tamez. Betty worked at Petro truck stop for 43 years and enjoyed crocheting and cross stitching. Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be held Saturday February 18, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. till 1:00 pm at Hack Funeral Home. A memorial services will also be held Saturday February 18, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Hack Funeral Home. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date.