Elizabeth Ann (Betty) Braun of Decatur, IL died on Monday, January 31, 2022. \r\nA Memorial Mass to celebrate Betty's life will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Decatur, IL with memorial visitation from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the church. \r\nFollowing mass, a reception for family and friends will be held at the Decatur Club. Dawson & Wikoff North Chapel, Decatur, IL is assisting the family with services. A private family internment will be held prior to the church service at Price Cemetery in Oconee, IL.\r\nMemorials may be sent to St. Mary's Hospital, Richland Community College or Millikin University.\r\nBetty was born May 28, 1928, in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of Edward A. and Teresa Hoffmeyer Burnes. She graduated from Notre Dame High School in St. Louis, Le Clerc College Belleville, IL and followed with a year of internship in Medical Technology at St. Louis County Hospital, Clayton, MO. She married William Braun of Belleville, IL on July 7, 1951.\r\nShe is survived by her sons Roger Braun of Springfield, Dr. Thomas Braun and wife Maria of Oswego, IL; daughter Maura Braun of Chicago, IL, special grandchildren Eden, Lauren, Nolan and great nephew Steven.\r\nShe was preceded in death by her parents, husband William, sons Brian and Christopher, brother Dr. Edward Burners, and sisters Susan Sheehan and Joan Burners.\r\nShe loved life and enjoyed every day.