Tonawanda News

January 22, 2014

Elizabeth Jane "Betty" Columbus

The Tonawanda News

LAKE ZURICH, IL — Elizabeth Jane "Betty" (nee Anderson) Columbus, age 94, of the City of Tonawanda, died peacefully on January 20, 2014 in Lake Zurich, IL.  A resident of Tonawanda for over 55 years, she was the wife of Howard C. Columbus who died in 1978, and was the sister of the late Marion A. Woodward. She was the daughter of the late Reinhold A. Anderson of Sweden and Signa H. (Lindgren) Anderson. Elizabeth was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tonawanda for more than 55 years.

She is survived by three sons, Philip M. (Donna Hooton) Columbus of Palm Harbor, FL,         Christopher L. (Michelle Gemme) Columbus of Cleveland, OH, and Robert H. (Jane Plutat)     Columbus of Hawthorn Woods, IL. Also survived by eight grandchildren and 11 great-                grandchildren.  

There will be no prior visitation. A memorial service will be announced and take place later this year in Tonawanda.  

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