Elizabeth J. “Betty” Cunningham

Elizabeth J. “Betty” Cunningham

MADISON-Elizabeth J. “Betty” Cunningham, age 81, of Madison, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at her home. She was born on June 20, 1931, in Madison, the daughter of George and Katherine (Patterson) Anderson. Betty married Milo “Mike” Cunningham on May 23, 1953, at First Congregational Church. She retired from AT&T in October of 1988 after 25 years in customer service and as a telephone operator. Betty enjoyed arts and crafts, jigsaw puzzles, and visiting casinos. Most of all, Betty enjoyed spending time with family and was looking forward to spending time with her great-grandchildren.

Betty is survived by her husband of 59 years, Milo; children, Greg (Nikki) of Houston, Steve (Debra) of Dallas, Diane (Fred) Goetz of Cottage Grove, Connie (David) Peterson of Monona, and Bruce (Cherylyn) of Oregon; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandson; sister, Mildred Nechuta; brother, Rodney Anderson; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Alice, Imogene, and Dolores; and brother, Stanley.

Funeral services for Betty will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Dr., Madison, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, with Rev. Lex Liberatore presiding. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. as well as from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday. A luncheon will be held at the VFW Post 7591, 301 Cottage Grove Rd., following burial. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.

Visitation:
Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. as well as from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday.

Service:
Funeral services for Betty will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Dr., Madison, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, with Rev. Lex Liberatore presiding.

Cemetery:
Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park.