Betty Malone, 91, retired elementary teacher in Forest Park and River Forest

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Betty J. Malone (nee Wengierski), 91, a lifelong resident of Oak Park, died on March 23, 2014. Born on Jan. 30, 1923, she was a graduate of Northern Illinois University in 1945 and began her teaching career in Forest Park.

For 30 years she taught at Willard School in River Forest. She was a member and volunteer at Ascension Church and School in Oak Park. 

Betty Malone is survived by her son, James A. (Mary Kay) Malone; her grandchildren, Katie and Betsy Malone; her sister-in-law, Marge; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by John Malone, her husband of 66 years; her parents, Alphonsus and Harriett Wengierski; and her siblings, Fran (the late June), Julius and Raymond (the late Bertha) Wengierski. 

Visitation was held at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, followed by a Funeral Mass at Ascension Church in Oak Park on March 29. Interment was private.

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