Elizabeth L. ''Betty'' McCloskey, nee Ward, beloved wife of the late Arthur R. Emmershy and Robert E. McCloskey; cherished daughter of the late John and Lucille Ward; loving mother of Janice Einhorn, Joseph (Dorothy) McCloskey, Richard Emmershy, Mary Kay (Larry) Ryan, Margaret (Robert) Shanks, Betty (John) Downing, John (Kathleen) McCloskey, Ward (Julie) McCloskey and the late Carol Mysza and James McCloskey; dear mother-in-law of Janice McCloskey; cherished grandmother of 22 and great-grandmother of 17. Devoted lifetime friend of Margaret Duffey. Visitation Thursday and Friday, 3 to 9 p.m. Funeral Saturday, 8:45 a.m. from Lawn Funeral Home, 7909 State Road (5500 W) Burbank, IL 60459 to St. Gerald Church. Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Funeral info: 708-636-2320. Published in the Chicago Tribune on 6/22/2006.