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Vannye W. Besancon
(04-03-1929 - 04-27-2020)

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Vannye W. Besancon, 91, of Elgin passed away on Monday, April 27, 2020. She was born on April 03, 1929 in Westwood, CA, the daughter of Joesph & Lillie May (Hawley) Whitley.

Vannye was a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University (BS) and Baylor University (MS). She was a teacher, accomplished gardener, homemaker and mother. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Elgin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard and her parents Joseph N. Whitley and Lillie May Blackwell and siblings, Virginia Sue Whitley and Patti Jo Whitley. She is survived by children Jonathan, Kathryn and Sarah (Keith) Thompson; grandson Ryan Thompson.
Services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Judson University (Besancon Family Endowment) at 1151 N. State Street Elgin, IL (www.judsonu.edu). Arrangements are being handled by Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. For information 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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