Our beloved mother, grandmother and aunt, Mary Brown Betenes, died June 29, 1998 of natural causes.

Mary was born on December 6, 1903.Preceded in death by her husband, Gus C. Betenes; and her parents, Santy and Sarah Brown; also two brothers, James and George Brown. She is survived by her two sons, Dean, and George (Dick) and wife, Dee; and sister, Amelia Brown Tedesco; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, five nieces and seven nephews.

She was an active member of the Catholic Church, St. Ambrose Parish; the Altar Society, Catholic Women's League; and the 49ers Club. Mary will always be remembered by her family and friends as a shining example of love and kindness.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, 10:30 a.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 1975 So. 2300 East. A Vigil Service will be held Sunday, 3 p.m. also at the Church, where friends may visit 2-3 p.m. Committal Service, Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 4th Ave. and "T" St.

The Betenes family wishes to thank Dr. John C. Luras and his staff for their professional health care.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be mad to the Sister Loyola Scholarship Fund of the J.E. Cosgriff Memorial School.

Funeral directors, Neil O'Donnell and Sons.

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