Elizabeth R. Napleton
Elizabeth (Betty) R. Napleton, age 91, beloved wife of the late Francis E. Napleton for 60 years; loving mother of Ellen (James) Roche, Edward (Katherine) Napleton, Stephen (Carol) Napleton, Gerald (Maribeth) Napleton, Paul (Kathleen) Napleton, Mimi (Daniel) Collins, William (Mary) Napleton and Robert (Clare) Napleton; cherished grandmother of 34 grandchildren and great-grandmother of 22. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert W. and Evelyn Shea Raynor and her dear sister, the late Patricia (Leroy) Utterback. She was also preceded in death by her brothers the late Garnet (Marilyn) Raynor and the late Robert Raynor. She was the devoted daughter-in-law of the late Edward and Cordula Napleton and loving sister-in-law of the late Harry and Rita Carney. She was a fun-loving aunt and friend to many and proud U.S. Navy WW II Veteran (WAVES). Betty was the greatest of the greatest generation who dedicated her life to her family. Her legacy as matriarch of her fine family will remain immortal. She embodied sacrifice, kindness, service, selflessness, compassion, love of family, love of country, and love of her God. Together with her husband, Fran Napleton, she co-founded the Napleton Auto Group, a multi-state group of auto dealerships. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sisters of Mercy, 7262 Mercy Road, Omaha, NE 68124 or Misericordia, 6300 N. Ridge Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660 would be appreciated. Visitation Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, 8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. at St. John of the Cross Parish Church, 5005 S. Wolf Road, Western Springs. Mass of Christian burial at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday. Arrangements by Lawn Funeral Home (708) 636-2320.
3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday July 27, 2016
8:45 A.M. to 9:15 A.M. on Thursday July 28, 2016
St. John of the Cross Church