Bettie Mae Taphorn (78) of rural Altamont


Published on January 28 2013 10:56 am

Bettie Mae Taphorn, 78, of Altamont, died at 3:00 a.m., Monday, January 28th, 2013 at her home.

Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 2, 2013 at St. Clare Catholic Church, Altamont with Rev. Joseph Simburger officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 1, 2013 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with a 5:00 p.m. Rosary Service. Burial will follow at St. Clare Cemetery, Altamont. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

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Bettie was born on November 10, 1934 in Decatur, IL to Louis and Ruth (Watson) Brand. She married Robert Taphorn on February 27, 1965 at St. James Catholic Church, Decatur. She was a beautician in Decatur for 10 years and was home health care provider for 20 years as well as being a homemaker. She was a member of St. Clare Catholic Church and had been involved with the St. Clare Altar Society.

She is survived by her husband, sons; Warren Taphorn, Beecher City and Gerald Taphorn, Altamont, daughter, Mindy Taphorn of Altamont, sisters; Ruth Austin, Decatur, Patsy Ehrhart (Jim) of Des Plaines, Judie Davis (Stan) of Decatur and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Mary Lou Brand.