Elizabeth O’Connell Terrell


Elizabeth O’Connell Terrell
1924 – 2010

JOLIET, Ill. — Elizabeth “Bette” O’Connell Terrell, 85, of New Lenox, Ill., formerly of Lewiston and Gary, Ind., passed away Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Joliet Area Community Hospice.

Bette was born Oct. 28, 1924, the daughter of Frank P. O’Connell and Delpine Cyr O’Connell. She was educated in Lewiston schools and graduated from Lewiston High School, Class of 1942.

She then joined the U.S. Navy, where she met her future husband, Macon W. Terrell. They resided in Gary, Ind., and raised two sons, Jay Stephen and Timothy Lee Terrell. She was a fun loving, happy go lucky person and was loved by all who knew her.

Survivors include her two sons, Jay and Tim and his wife, Janet; two grandsons, Nicholas and Alexander Terrell; a sister, Dorothy Woodhead of Windham; a brother, Frank J. and wife, Pauline, of Lewiston; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; a brother, George, who died serving his country in World War II; and a sister, Catherine Boucher.