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Betty Ruth (Kanowsky) Harpole

February 6, 1929 ~ April 3, 2018 (age 89)

Betty Ruth (Kanowsky) Harpole, 89, of Westlake Village, CA, formerly of Hillsboro, IL, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Westlake Village, CA.  A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hillsboro, IL.  Father Daniel Willenborg, Pastor of St. Agnes Catholic Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Hillsboro, IL.  A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Nic's Smokehouse in Hillsboro, IL.  Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro, IL is assisting the family.

Betty was born on February 6, 1929, in Evansville, IN, to the late Sylvester and Venita (Rehermann) Kanowsky.  She was a graduate of Reitz High School, Evansville, IN.  Mrs. Harpole married William Carl Harpole on April 9, 1947, in Evansville, IN, and he preceded her in death on June 30, 2017.  She was a homemaker and worked for Montgomery County Ambulance Service.  She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Hillsboro, IL and St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, Westlake Village, CA.  During her lifetime she had lived in Evansville, IN, Indianapolis, IN, Springfield, IL, Washington, IL, Hillsboro, IL, and Westlake Village, CA.

Betty’s passion and hobbies included playing bridge, cooking, fishing and shopping.  Betty was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  One of her greatest joy was visits from her beloved grandchildren, which she tirelessly prepared for with love and enthusiasm.  She will be greatly missed by all.

Betty is survived by one son, Corey (wife Ingrid) Harpole, Agoura Hills, CA; two grandchildren, Connor Harpole and Elisabeth Harpole; one sister, Joanne Miller, Evansville, IN, two sisters-in-laws Bonnie Stephens (husband Joe), Hamilton OH, Betty Harpole, Mt Vernon, IN and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Betty was also preceded in death by one daughter, Leanne Harpole, and one sister, Carol Sue Gray.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Alzheimer’s Association, or the Hillsboro Sports Association would be appreciated.

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