Elizabeth M. Waddle

Elizabeth Marie Waddle

March 10, 1933 – June 20, 2020


Elizabeth (Betty) was a lifelong nurse dedicated to the daily care and needs of others in addition to raising her own, large family.  Betty’s family will miss her infectious kindness, empathy towards others and constant optimism in the face of adversity.

Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Theresa Eich; husband, James; sister, Mary Stryker; grandchildren, Nathan and Stephanie Stanek.  Survived by children: Nancy Korbitz, Elizabeth Finnerty, Jim, Dave, Denise Arvizu (Jessie), Joe (Lu Anne), and Chris Gorno (Angelo); fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. 

Committal Service: Wednesday, June 24th at 10am, Resurrection Mausoleum.  Memorials are suggested to St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church or Alzheimer’s Association.



  • Kelli Jorgensen Posted June 24, 2020 9:03 pm

    I knew Kathy and Jim in college. So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Be well and take care.

    Kelli Bergstrom Jorgensen

  • Susan (Livingston) Rabb Posted June 27, 2020 12:08 pm

    I first meet Betty when she was a nurse at St Joseph Center for Mental Health in the early 1980s. As a social worker new to psychiatric hospitals, she welcomed me as a new team member who needed some gentle direction, no matter how busy the day was. She was so kind and comforting to her patients. I know she was highly respected by the doctors and all the St Joseph CMH staff. There was never any doubt that her family came first, and that she will be missed by all.

  • Stephanie Stockard Spelic Posted June 27, 2020 4:56 pm

    Betty was a beautiful and gentle soul. I worked with her at St. Joseph Center for Mental health as an instructor in psychiatric nursing for Creighton University. Not only did she listen and soothe patients, she was always happy to instruct students and was a role model of a psychiatric nurse. She was always calm and thoughtful. Many people were comforted and helped in difficult times because of her presence and caring. God bless you and keep you Betty.

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