Betty Edwards Fitzgerald, age 74, of Harrisburg, passed away at 7:23 AM, Saturday, May, 12, 2018 at Harrisburg Medical Center.
Betty was born on July 12, 1943 in Harrisburg, to the late Lowell and Rena (Jackson) Elam. On January 17, 1969 Betty married Lowell Edwards and he preceded her in death on October 8, 2006. She later married Charles L. Fitzgerald and he survives in Harrisburg. Betty was a Court Reporter, and retired from the Saline County Courthouse after 40 plus years or service. She was an oil painting and scrapbooking enthusiast, and a fierce lover of milkshakes.
In addition to her husband, Charles; Betty is survived by a daughter, Trenna Edwards and husband Andy Quevreaux of St. Louis, Missouri; sister, Melba Acciari of Wilmette, Illinois; brother, L. Darell Elam of Harrisburg; niece, Lauren Marchese and husband Frank of Chicago, Illinois; nephew, Chad Elam and wife Kassidy of Amarillo, Texas; two step sons, Chris Fitzgerald and wife Karen of Carrier Mills; and Brian Fitzgerald and wife Jennifer; and two step grandchildren.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, and her first husband, Lowell Edwards.
Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. David Miller and Rev. Roy Hughes will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 AM to 12 Noon, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital in her honor.