Betty Marie Amdall, 89, Naperville, Illinois
May 3, 1925 - April 14, 2015
Betty Marie Amdall passed away peacefully on April 14, 2015, eighteen days before her 90th birthday.
Betty was born May 3, 1925 in Princeton, MN, to the late parents; Charles and Ina Marie (Hill) Umbehocker. Betty grew up in Princeton, MN and married her high school sweetheart, Kenneth Amdall, on July 27, 1946. Betty and Kenneth enjoyed 68 years together, traveled the world and lived in over 30 locations including: Caracas, Venezuela; Fort Dodge, Iowa; Kansas City, Missouri; and since 1977, Naperville, Illinois.
Betty is survived by her husband and two children, John (Sharon) Amdall and Eileen (Asimios) Malliakos. Betty is also survived by her two grandchildren, Elizabeth Malliakos and Christina Malliakos.
Preceding her in death are her parents and one brother, Gordon Umbehocker
Betty attended St. Olaf University in Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin – Stout. She later graduated with a Bachelors in Nursing from the University of Kansas – Kansas City in 1971. In 1978 Betty received a Masters in Nursing Education from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Betty completed most of her PHD in Nursing Education at Rush University in Chicago.
Betty started her career teaching home economics at the Clear Lakes, WI high school. After raising her family, she continued her education and taught nursing in Kansas City and Chicago.
Betty was always ready to travel and to meet new people. Betty and Kenneth enjoyed an annual fishing trip to Minnesota, played bridge several time each month, and participated in square dancing for over 20 years. Betty always said that she, “enjoyed every minute of life” and that “she would do it all over again.”
After retiring in 1988, Betty and Kenneth explored the option of relocating, but decided that Naperville offered the best opportunities. In addition to travel, fishing, bridge and square dancing, after retiring, Betty volunteered with several organizations including Naper Settlement Museum, AARP and the US Post Office.