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Elizabeth "Betty" Mae (Novak) Durfee

January 28, 1928 ~ April 27, 2019 (age 91)

Elizabeth "Betty" Mae Durfee, age 91, of Lebanon, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Glenburn Home in Linton. She was born in Council Bluff, IA on January 28, 1928, the daughter of John & Mary Teresa Novak.

She was a housewife, nanny and enthusiastic friend to several.

Betty is survived by her sisters, Mary Robbins of Omaha, Nebraska; step-sister, Nadine Novak of Pottsboro, Texas and friend and caregiver, Peggy Wolfe.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Sydney Durfee, Jr; parents; brothers, Tom, John and Steve Novak; step-sister, Norma McClellan; step-mother, Ethel Novak and friend and caregiver, Judith Powell.

A graveside service following cremation will be at a later date in Tiskilwa, IL at Mount Bloom Cemetery.

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