Mary Elizabeth Platts

Mary Elizabeth Platts, 96, passed away Sept. 18, 2023.

Known as Betty, she was born in 1926 in Toronto, Canada, and moved to Hinsdale in 1964 with her husband, James Platts, and children.

Betty deeply loved her family, friends and neighbors, who knew her as a force to be reckoned with, fiercely independent and full of boundless energy. She lived a full life, marked by generous friendships that surpassed the bounds of age.

She was a dedicated member, with her husband, of Union Church of Hinsdale for more than 60 years and a passionate bridge player, active in three weekly bridge groups. Betty was well known for the 25 years she managed the Hinsdale Racquet Club.

Betty is survived by her children, Suzanne and Jim; and her granddaughters, Jacqueline and Liz.

Services will be private.

A public reception will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Union Church of Hinsdale, 137 S. Garfield Ave..

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made Union Church of Hinsdale, 137 S. Garfield Ave., Hinsdale, IL 60521.