Elizabeth A. ‘Betty’ Anderson

July 13, 1932 - Nov. 6, 2011

Elizabeth A. "Betty" Anderson of Sussex died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, surrounded by her family at her home at the age of 79, following a short but courageous battle with esophageal cancer.

She was born July 13, 1932, in Raleigh, W.V., the daughter of Rush O. Reed and Annie O. Moss. On March 12, 1954, she married Clarence "Andy" Anderson in Coal City, W.V. Betty was an avid sports fan and enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s many activities and school events at Waukesha North High School. Betty left this life as she had lived it, with absolute grace, courage, good humor and love for her family

She will be sadly missed by her loving husband of more than 57 years, Clarence "Andy" of Sussex, along with their daughters, Sherry (Dean) Michaelis of Waukesha and Sandi (Josh) Adams of Milwaukee. She was the dear grandmother of Kelli and Cory Michaelis, both of Waukesha, Ed (Coleen) Michaelis of Wauwatosa and Monica (Jesse) Boyajian of Waukesha and great-grandmother of Spencer, Sadie and Eli Michaelis and Bennett Boyajian. She is further survived by her brother, Wilbur (Becky) Reed of Sophia, W.V.; sister-in-law, Laura Reed of Columbia, S.C.; along with numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Rush Jr. and Arnold, and a sister, Bonnie Mills.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Nov. 10, at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Wisconsin Memorial Park. Please meet at the cemetery.

Memorials are appreciated to AngelsGrace Hospice, W359-N7430 Brown St., Oconomowoc, WI 53066.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to for directions or to leave an online tribute.