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Elizabeth Puckett Creston

Published: Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 9:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 11:01 a.m. CDT

Elizabeth Puckett, 86, of Creston, formerly of the Bagley, Wis., area, died Oct. 19, 2013, at Creston Nursing and Rehab Center.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Martin-Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster, Wis. The Rev. Robert Ritchey will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Seneca, Wis. Visitation with family present will be 9 to 10 a.m. service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.

Elizabeth Mae (Wilcox) Puckett, daughter of Florence Bernice (Knight) and Lawrence Leroy Wilcox, was born Feb. 15, 1927, in Wyalusing, Wis.

She was educated in Bagley area schools.

On Aug. 29, 1946, Elizabeth married Willard H. Ritchey in Wakon, Iowa. They first settled in Trempealeau, Wis., later moving to Bagley.

Elizabeth was a homemaker.

On June 14, 1958, Elizabeth married Cornelius “Connie” Wallace Puckett in Fennimore, Wis., at her home.

They lived in Woodman, Wis., and she continued raising their family as a homemaker.

Elizabeth is survived by her daughters, Betty (husband Kevin) Herzberg of Creston, Patsy (husband Larry) Vegtar of Menasha, Wis., and Jackie Church of Douglasville, Ga.; sons, Robert (wife Judy) Ritchey of Michigan City, Ind., Casey (wife Kathy) Puckett of Springtown, Texas, Kelly (wife Kim) Puckett of Buckeye, Ariz., Clayton (wife Anne) Puckett of Beaver Dam, Wis., Cassius Puckett of Buckeye, Ariz., and Earl Puckett of Madison, Wis.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, two great-great-granddaughters; and sisters, Verdabelle Bohringer of Bagley, Wis., and Mary Jane (husband Kenny) Lawinger of Sauk Centre, Minn.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, husband Connie, four children at birth; sons, Walter in a lake accident and Cameron in a car accident; brother Earl Wilcox; and sisters, Marjorie Kipper, Leora Clark and Emma Bradley.

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