Betty Ellen Mulligan January 16, 1935 - March 10, 2015

    Betty Ellen Mulligan, 80, of Beardstown, died Tuesday, March 10, at Heritage Health in Beardstown.
    She was born January 16, 1935 in Beardstown, the daughter of Theodore and Margaret Werscheid Mulligan.
    She is survived by three sisters: Ann (Glenn) Kaiser of Paxton, Peggy White and Nancy Wedeking, both of Springfield; one daughter, Sue Deford of Ashland; two grandchildren: Tim Mulligan of Springfield and Tiffiny Hernandez of Bolingbrook; three great-grandchildren; cousin, Dr. Fred (Denny) Wedeking of Kalamazoo, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; uncle, Bud Werscheid; aunt, Gladys Wedeking; brother, A.J. Mulligan; and a sister, Jacqueline Kelly.
    Betty attended Beardstown Schools and was employed at Schmitt Memorial Hospital in Beardstown as a nurse’s aide, then later worked for Dr. A.G. Hyde’s family in Beardstown. She was a member of Beardstown First United Methodist Church.
    A graveside memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, May 2, at Beardstown City Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
    Memorials are suggested to the Beardstown First United Methodist Church or charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be sent to the family online at
    Sager Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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