Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Hylla, 90, of North Hills, Calif. (formerly of Oglesby), died peacefully at home May 4, 2018, after a brief illness.

Betty was born Jan. 7, 1928, in La Salle to John J. Zens and Helen C. Busgen. After the death of her mother, Helen, she was raised by her stepmother, Julia Zens (Jarosz). She married Leo Frank Hylla on July 3, 1948, and remained in Oglesby until moving to southern California in 1960.

Betty worked at Westclox (Peru), Western Auto and Sav-On Drug Store (California) until retiring in 1991.

Betty is survived by her children, Paula (Frank) Garcia, David (Maria) Hylla and Kathy Searby and two grandchildren, all residing in California. She was preceded in death by her father, John; mother, Helen; stepmother Julia; twin brother, William Zens, older brother, John “Jack” Zens; and one granddaughter.

No services were held, per her request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be be directed to your favorite charity.

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