JANESVILLE - Betty J. Dransfield, 85, of Janesville, Wis., passed away Monday morning, Nov. 26, 2012, at her home.
She was born Feb. 19, 1927, in Iron Mountain, the daughter of the late John & Anna (Savord) Floriano. On March 8, 1949, she married David B. "Joe" Dransfield in Iron Mountain. He preceded her in death on March 12, 1993.
Betty worked for Accudyne, and later worked for Seneca Foods (Libby's) until her retirement. She enjoyed fishing, and also very much enjoyed going to rummage sales. She was very skilled at crocheting, and loved giving her creations to family and friends. She loved spending time with her dogs, but her greatest joy was her family! Betty loved being around her children and grandchildren!
She is survived by her four daughters, Susan (Bob) Fanucchi, of Keller, Texas, Diane (Terry) Way, of Lincoln, Neb., Sandy (Mike) Dobson, and Judy (Dennis) LaChance, both of Janesville; her three sons, Alan (Penny) Dransfield, of Milton, David Dransfield, and Gary (Janice) Dransfield, both of Janesville; her two sisters, Leona Hosking, of Iron Mountain, and Bea Messersmith, of Riceville, Iowa; her two sisters-in-law, Everly Miller, of Brodhead, Wis., and Mary Marsh, of Milwaukee; her 13 grandchildren, Tommy, Bryan, Todd, and Kristine McDonald, Denise Way, Chris and Carey Dobson, Anthony and Andrew Dransfield, Carrie Martin, and Megan, Hailie, and Laci Dransfield; her 13 great-grandchildren; and by many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Mark, in 1966; two brothers, Norman and Wilfred "Bucko" Floriano; and by her sister, Lena Turner.
A memorial service celebrating Betty's life will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Janesville, with Fr. Bill Connell officiating.
Private interment will take place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Friends may call on Friday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Our family would like to extend our thanks to the following people for their help in our time of need: To our brother, Gary, and niece, Megan, for the wonderful TLC and the time and effort they devoted so Mom could stay in her own home! A special thanks to the staff of Agrace HospiceCare Inc, and a very, very special thanks to Stella Fritz, Rita Downing, Maria, Mary, and Theresa for their wonderful support!