Mary “Beth” Elizabeth Kalbfus, age 76, passed away at home with her family by her side. She was born in Springfield, OH on March 10, 1947 the daughter of Laird and Mary (Stinchcomb) Allender. She is a graduate of North High School in Springfield, OH; Class of 1965. While in high school, she won a 2nd place award for interior design with Seventeen Magazine. She earned her Associate’s degree in computer programming from Rock Valley College. She worked for many years as a programmer and then payroll administrator for Quebecor in Mt Morris. Beth married the love of her life Bill Kalbfus on March 11, 1967. Together they built a fulfilling life together. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She possessed an artistic soul and found great joy in expressing herself through various creative outlets including being a member of the Mt. Morris Performing Arts Guild, ceramics, oil painting, and making doll houses and dioramas and decorating her home for Christmas (as many as 52 trees!). But, her biggest creative passion for the last 25 years was quilting. She was a member of multiple quilting groups including a founding member of Sew What Quilting Group and a member and past President of the Foreston Country Crossroads Quilt Guild. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Carol. She is survived and missed by her husband; Bill of Oregon; sons, Andrew (Brooke) Kalbfus of Rockford and Rob (Julie) Kalbfus of Washington, IL; sister, Susan (Mark) Ryman of Salisbury, NC, grandchildren, Alex (Trevor) Neuzerling, Dennika (Jimmy) Marx; Aidan Kalbfus, and Kaiyah Kalbfus. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday September 16, 2023 at the Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home in Oregon with Pastor Dave Rogula and Mark Ryman officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 – 11:00 AM prior to the service. Memorials are established for the American Cancer Society or Serenity Hospice and Home.