Beth L. Armsey

December 4, 1918 ~ October 23, 2019 (age 100)


Urbana – Beth L. Armsey, age 100, passed away at 4:57 pm on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Meadowbrook Health Center in Urbana.

Beth was born on December 4, 1918 in Decatur, the daughter of Jesse Pierce and Audia Pearl (Fisher) Loveless. She was married in 1941 to James William Armsey of Onley, Illinois. Mr. Armsey died on November 2, 2008.

Beth received a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Illinois in 1940 and pursued post-graduate work at St. Louis University in medical technology.  

She was an active member of the University of Illinois Foundation since 1978 and of its President’s Council; and of the University of Illinois Friends of the Library since 1981. She was active in professional organizations and in a variety of cultural and artistic organizations and activities in the Urbana-Champaign area.

She was preceded in death by her niece: Mary Jo Francis of Champaign, and two nephews: Mike Elder of Decatur and John Elder of Bradenton, Florida.

In accordance to her wishes, she will be cremated and there will be no services.



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American Legion Service
October 24, 2019

4:00 PM

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