Betty Jeanne (Meyer) Antell was born June 9, 1925 in Topeka, Kansas, the daughter of John Edward Meyer and Nelle McCord Meyer. She was raised in Kansas City, Missouri where she graduated from high school and then junior college. Her early employment was with Prudential Insurance and later with the State of Illinois and Federal Government. She was a homemaker during the years that her children were growing up. She married James H. Antell on June 9, 1946. She is survived by two children, Jeanne A. Timmerman (Larry) and James H. Antell (Carol); five grandchildren Kristin Craig, Katie LaPlace (Chris), Geoffrey Antell (Jackie), Molly Cobb (Evan) and Gregory Antell; and two great grandchildren, Chloe Elen Brown and Ethan James Antell.