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Elizabeth "Betty" A. Corcoran

February 25, 1928 — April 25, 2024

Elizabeth "Betty" A. Corcoran

Elizabeth (Betty) Corcoran,96, of Oregon, died on April 25, 2024, with her family by her side.  She was born on February 25, 1928, in Sterling, Illinois.  Elizabeth was the third of five children born to James A. and Hazel (Bailey) Kereven.  Elizabeth graduated from Oregon High School in 1946.  After school, she worked at the Circuit Clerk’s Office at the Ogle County Court House.  Elizabeth loved children and enjoyed operating Neighborhood Nursery School for over 20 years. In later years, she organized literacy seminars and tutored children in reading.  She married Thomas Corcoran on August 2, 1948, and he died in 1994. Together, they raised four children in Oregon, Illinois.  Elizabeth’s priority was raising her family and being involved in their activities and sports throughout the years. She enjoyed being with her family and grandchildren. 

She was a member of the Oregon Church of God.  Elizabeth is preceded by her husband; parents; son Jim Corcoran; two sisters:  Ruth Selmer and Carol Rauch; two brothers: James and Bill Kereven. Elizabeth is survived by her children: Tom (Peggy) Corcoran of Oregon Il; Jean (John) Deuth of Polo Il: Jan (Richard) Alcumbrack of Byron Center, Mi; daughter-in-law Jill Corcoran of Oregon, Il.; grandchildren: Ryan (Jamie) Corcoran of Waukesha, Wi; Kevin (Jennifer) Corcoran of Oregon, Il; Daniel (Ashley) Deuth of Polo, IL;  Michael (Mallory) Deuth of Polo, Il;   Renee (Matt) Scholl of Polo, Il;  Matthew (Jaclyn) Alcumbrack of Walker, Mi;  Michelle (Clayton) Bretschneider of Byron Center, Mi; Melissa(Ryan) DeWitt of Byron Center, Mi; Brittany (Adam) Groenhagen of Oregon, Il; Sarah (Mychal) Messenger of Oregon, Il;  Anna (Matt Ajvazi) Corcoran of Oregon, Il;  great grandchildren: Henry Corcoran; Jasmine and Andrew Herbst; Brayden, Brock, Ellis and  Emery Deuth; Logan Scholl; Olivia, Colton and Celine Alcumbrack; Noah, Broden, Asher, Judah, Bianca, Elizabeth and Zoe Bretschneider;  Janiyah, Rhowen and Ennyx DeWitt; Callum, Lane, and Blair Groenhagen; Macy and Amos Messenger.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at the Oregon Church of God, with Pastor Michael Hoffman officiating. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM. A private burial will be held after the luncheon.  The family would like to thank Pinecrest Manor and Serenity Hospice for the wonderful care given to Elizabeth.  A memorial fund for Serenity Hospice and Home has been established in Elizabeth’s name. 

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