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Trinity Lutheran Church
Wednesday July 21st, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

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Trinity Lutheran Church
Wednesday July 21st, 2021

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Betty Lovekamp

Betty Lovekamp, 94 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 6:55 a.m. at Odin Health Care Center in Odin, IL. She was born on February 12, 1927 in Ashland, IL the daughter of Samuel and Lola (Rhyman) Johnson. She married Herbert William Lovekamp on June 18, 1950 in the Salem Lutheran Church in Jacksonville, IL and he preceded her in death on December 19, 2001. Betty was a wonderful cook, seamstress and Illini fan. She graduated from U of I in 1949 with a Bachelor’s degree in home economics and eventually earned her Master’s degree in elementary education. She taught for 27 years at Kincaid Elementary School. Betty was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville, Christian County Homemakers Extension, Christian County Historical Society, Taylorville Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Alum of 4-H House Coopperative at the University of Illinois, and a 4-H Leader.

She is survived by her daughters: Bonnie (Nelson) Heinzmann of Carlyle, IL; Connie (Steve) Plocher of Highland, IL; Elizabeth (Chris) McDonald of Urbana, IL Son: Andy (Suzi) Lovekamp of Taylorville, IL; twelve grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; sister: Ramona Carson of Virginia, IL; Brother: Hal Johnson (Anne Jackson); several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister: Cynthia Waggoner; brothers-in-law: Don Waggoner and Vernon Lovekamp; sister-in-law: Lenora Lovekamp.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville. Funeral Service will be held immediately following the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville with Reverend Gaylord Spilker officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL

Memorials may be made to University of Illinois 4-H Foundation or Cooperative Extension Service.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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She was my third grade teacher at Kincaid Grade School.. I have often thought of her throughout the years and wondered about her. I am sorry to hear of her passing. She was a wonderful teacher and a lovely person.

Kristi Olenski Aug 7 2021 4:10 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Lovekamp

Kristi Olenski Aug 7 2021 4:06 PM

Andy - my prayers are with your family. Cherish your memories.

John C Slayton Jul 24 2021 10:59 PM

Sorry for your loss. What a wonderful lady she was.
Sheryl & Jim Tolly

Sheryl Tolly Jul 24 2021 10:37 AM

Sending our deepest sympathy to the entire Lovekamp family as you honor your mother's life.

Jim & Rita Altman Jul 21 2021 10:17 PM

Betty was an inspiration to the youth of Christian County, from the 4-h program, through the Mentoring program at the Presbyterian Church and her students in the class room. We are blessed to have known her.

Bill & Betty Harryman Jul 21 2021 8:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Lovekamp

Michelle Grasher Jul 21 2021 9:15 AM

Betty was a wonderful woman and a mentor for the Briggs girls! She led a life well-lived.

Margi Briggs-Casson Jul 20 2021 9:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Lovekamp

Rod Bailey Jul 19 2021 5:00 PM