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Elizabeth (Betty) Frame , Age: 97
May 16, 1919 -- January 19, 2017

Elizabeth (Betty) Varnell Frame 97, passed away January 19, 2017, confident that she knew her Savior, Jesus Christ even while struggling with the confusions of Lewy Body Dementia during the last four years of her life. Betty was born in Chicago, IL, growing up in the Norwood Park area and graduated from Wheaton College in 1939 with a degree in Christian Education. She was the daughter of Harry A. and Glenna S. Varnell. Her parents and 3 siblings, Ednah Mae, Harry, and Lois, predeceased her. Betty married Charles R. Frame, Sr. in 1941 while they were working in home missions in Bemidji, MN. In 1944 Betty and Charles traveled by ship to Nigeria, West Africa where they spent the next 34 years working with the Sudan Interior Mission (now SIM USA), primarily in education, administration, and parenting hostel students. Betty was a skilled teacher as well as office administrator. She helped form a still active Christian women’s group during her early years in Kano. In 1978 Betty became a widow and moved to Cedar Grove, NJ and then to Charlotte, NC to work in the headquarters of SIM. She retired from active employment in the fall of 1989 and returned to the family home in Chicago, sharing it with her sister Lois. Betty was active in the life of Windy City Church (formerly Norwood Park Baptist Church). In 2006, Betty moved to Indianapolis to live with her daughter Ruth, and attended Faith Church. Betty is survived by her 6 children, all born overseas: MaeBeth (Ken) Williams of Columbia MD, Ruth (David) VanReken of Indianapolis, IN, Charles, Jr. (Doreen) Frame of Indianapolis, IN, Thomas (Laura) Frame of Bangor, MI, Alice (Ray) Sexton, of South Rockwood, MI, and Marj (Mark) Lewis of Carol Stream, IL; 21 grandchildren; and 37 great grandchildren. Her almost accomplished goal was to crochet an afghan for each one of them. Arrangements are being made by Olson Burke-Sullivan Funeral & Cremation Center, 6471 N. Northwest Highway, Chicago, IL 60631. Visitation Friday, January 27, 2017 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. with a visitation prior at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Union Ridge Cemetery in Chicago. . Donations may be made to SIM (www.sim.org) and Wheaton College (www.wheaton.edu).

Additional Service: Visitation
Location: Olson Burke/Sullivan Funeral & Cremation Center
Address: 6471 N. Northwest Highway
City: Chicago
State: IL
Zip Code: 60631
Date of Service: January 27, 2017
Time of Service: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
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Additional Service: Funeral Service
Location: Olson Burke/Sullivan Funeral & Cremation Center
Address: 6471 N. Northwest Highway
City: Chicago
State: IL
Zip Code: 60631
Date of Service: January 28, 2017
Time of Service: 12:00 p.m., visitation prior at 10:00 a.m.
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Additional Service: Graveside Service
Location: Union Ridge Cemetery
Address: 6700 W. Higgins
City: Chicago
State: IL
Zip Code: 60656
Date of Service: January 28, 2017
Time of Service: 1:30 p.m.
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Condolences

Nancy January 21, 2017

friend Richland , Washington

Thank you for sharing "mom" with me! We so enjoying our time together when you were all away from home!!!


Sue and Terry Hammack January 22, 2017

friend and MK "daughter" Henrico , Virginia

Thank you, Marj, for sending the news of your dear mom's journey to heaven. We know that she leaves a huge hole in your big family and that you all miss her terribly. She was a very special woman and friend and mom to many of us during our years at Hillcrest and the many years since then. Whenever we were home from Nigeria and in the Chicago area, we enjoyed lunch with Lois and her, and even in Indianapolis, we loved sharing Kano stories with her in Ruth's home. Your description of your mom is right on; wherever she was, she she was always quick to serve others. Now, she is with Jesus, whom she loved. God bless you, as you gather to joyfully remember a truly remarkable and gracious lady. Our love to you all, Sue and Terry Hammack


beaj reed January 22, 2017

one of her many children Sebring , Florida

Aunt Betty, Thank you so much for you amazing love for me - for both Steve and me!! Thank you for demonstrating both love and forgiveness! You showed Steve and I God's love! I love you so very much and am so grateful for you! Thank you for being you! I love you, Beaj


Brenda & Paul Polivka January 23, 2017

Friend Valparaiso , Indiana

Dear Friends, How we praise God for the incredible beautiful soul and spirit that Betty shared with everyone she knew in her lifetime. She was such an inspiration to so many and her life long dedication to sharing the message of salvation will reach through and beyond generations. We are so thankful for the legacy of faith that she inspired in her family and friends. Please know that our hearts and prayers are with all of you at this time and we rejoice in just having had the privilege of knowing and learning from Betty's example through her journey of life.


phyllis lloyd January 24, 2017

friend and colleague Sebring , Florida

Dear Frame children, Your Mom is one of my heroes. We first met her and your Dad when we'd been in Nigeria about a year and followed her from Nigeria to the Cedar Grove office and then down to Charlotte. She was always willing to share her wisdom and love with me and had an unblemished reputation among all who knew her. She was gifted as a teacher and office administrator and i learned so much from her. I was especially helped by her attitude as she listened to you regarding your growing up years. She gave me wise words and a shining example of how to be the mother of adult children. Thanks be to God for her and her life.


Jones Olanrewaju Moody January 26, 2017

Former student of hers at Ticombe College ,Egbe Nigeria Ibadan, Nigeria ,

TRIBUTE TO A GREAT WOMAN AND A WONDERFUL FAMILY OF GOD I have just heard a few days ago of the home call of dear mother Betty Frame who kept spiritually nurturing us even after retiring to the USA. We cannot thank God enough for such a life of example and grace. She demonstrated love, compassion and faith as we grew up as youngsters in Titcombe College, Egbe where my father started teaching in 1960 with Rev Charles Frame as the Principal. It was through the last sermon of Rev Frame in May 1966 that I gave my life to the Lord as a 12 year old Form 1 boy. Till date, the impact of his follow up letter with the little book "Keep Yourself Pure " by Theodore Epp which he sent to me cannot be quantified. Late last year, our 1966-70 Titcombe College class celebrated 50 years of entering the College with a thanksgiving service. The special number we sang at the service was "Christ has for sin atonement made, what a wonderful Saviour", the song taught us by Mrs Betty Frame as our music teacher in 1966! And every year, after Baba Frame's death in 1978, she did not fail to follow up my progress with the Frame's family newsletter until few years ago on account of old age. We bless God for such an impactful life on several generations of Titcombe College old students and commiserate with the family at this time of bereavement. My aged parents (Solo and Grace Moody) in Egbe also send their condolence to the family. The Lord bless the great legacy of faith and service and the entire family that baba and mama Frame has left behind. Jones Olanrewaju Moody University of Ibadan, NIGERIA


Cathy Ewald February 01, 2017

Former caregiver and friend Noblesville , Indiana

Everyone Betty met was touched by God. Rest In Peace, Betty Love, Cathy



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