Elizabeth Sue Cummins, age 86 of Casey, IL, passed away on Tuesday morning, April 28, 2020. She was born to the late Paul F. Rogers and Kathleen (Henderson) Rogers on March 4, 1934 in Robinson, IL. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Lendell (“Len”) Cummins, her brother Pastor Billy Lavon (“Bill”) Rogers and her cousins Roger & Carol Boyll and their daughter Susie Bergener.
Elizabeth grew up in Robinson, IL attending church regularly with her parents. She grew up with a very active role in family that set the stage for her incredible Love for family and friends. Shortly after attending Robinson high school, where she played saxophone in the band, she met Len Cummins. They were married March 22, 1953 and celebrated life together for 63 years.
She is survived by 6 of her 7 children, Lendell Lavon (Nahid) Cummins of Del Mar, CA, Robin Anthony (Lori) Cummins of Cottage Hills, IL, Benjamin Paul (Cynthia) Cummins of Inman, SC, Jennifer Kathleen (Curtis) Staker of San Diego, CA, Mary Beth Cummins (deceased), Richard Wayne Cummins of Casey, IL, and Kendell Alan (Nicole) Cummins of Goldsboro, NC. Elizabeth leaves an amazing legacy that also includes 21 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren (and two on the way)!
Additional survivors include Sandy Rogers (Brother Bill’s wife) & her children Amy & Doug, nephew Pastor Paul Franklin (Teresa) Rogers and their children Micah and Mariah, and Tim and Brenda Boyll & their children Kristen and Lauren of Palm Harbor, FL.
Elizabeth was known by her family and friends as both Betty and Libby. She was all about her family and she welcomed all into her family as only she could. She was the only Mother/Grandmother that some had ever known and how lucky they felt. All referred to her as a Sweet Spirit with a bubbly, optimistic and effervescent personality. She enjoyed all types of activities from games and puzzles, a vast variety of handicrafts to natural remedies and soap making. And, her true joy was service to others. A couple of her servant highlights were mission trips to Haiti and Indian Reservations in the Western US. In her 70’s, Libby was a conduit for God’s miracles as she served alongside husband Len and youngest son Kendell to help raise two extremely pre-mature granddaughters. Her and Len were there for several years to usher in the hand of God. Today, these girls are breathing, hearing, seeing, educated, beautiful young ladies.
Surely, Elizabeth/Mom/Grandma/Libby/Betty is truly rejoicing as she deserves every bit of Heaven! She lived a perfect example of “first will be last and last will be first”. She is the epitome of humility and generous to a fault! She was invisible to the world, for it knows not the power she carries in her. I am sure when she rejoins her family members she will say, “I stayed as long as I could and did everything I could for everyone I could including family, friends and even enemies!” Then she would apologize for not doing enough! She lived it!! She really lived it!! Good and Faithful Servant!
Due to current social restrictions and our concern for family and friends, services in honor of Elizabeth will be limited to immediate family only. Burial will be in Casey Cumberland Cemetery, Casey, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Casey United Methodist Church, 703 IL-49, PO Box 365, Casey, IL 62420.
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