• Bisch Funeral Home
    Springfield, IL
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Betty J. Bahlow 1929 - 2010
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August 19, 2010
I met Betty 25 years ago when I lived in Springfield. She was on two of the golf leagues I played on (not very well, I might add) and she took me under her wing. She was a wonderful person and she left a lasting impression on me. When I moved away from the area, she took me to lunch to say goodbye. I just moved back to the area 3 years ago and was so sorry to hear of her illness. She left a lasting mark on my life as I am sure she did on many others. My deepest sympathy to the family.
August 15, 2010
I met Betty years ago in a ladies bowling league at King Pin. I believe Betty and I were part of a team that flew to Vegas for the national bowling tourney. We all liked going to the state and national ones just to see the world. I remember Betty to be a sweet, encouraging gal as I was barely in my 20s and was a single mom. She always gave me great advice. Of course the years separate people but I've never forgotten her kindness. Karola Reynolds Beahringer
August 13, 2010
Debbie and Randy,
I don't have to tell you what your mom meant to me. I have been so blessed to have had two moms. There was my mom, Elsie and then my other mom, Betty. What a wonderful, fun loving mom she was. Betty was always for what ever us kids wanted to do. Whether it was a card tournament with the neighborhood kids, pool, basketball, trips to Minn., Lake Springfield, fixing our hair before a big dance, or just hanging out. She was always someone that we could talk to about anything, and we did and probably more than she wanted to hear. We have all been so blessed to have Betty in our lives.

Last week I made a surprise trip home. Just one week before her passing. I will never forgive myself for not stopping by to see Betty. I am so sorry. Betty is now in a better place having fun with you dad, probably fishing. Hope they have ran into my mom and are playing cards with her.

I sent a letter to the funeral home to be read at her services, but for some reason it was returned to my email with a wrong email address. I am so sorry that I was not with you today. You have been in my thoughts and prayers.

So long Mom B., I miss you and can't wait to see you again. Give my mom a hug for me. Thank you for every thing. You are missed by all.

Love you,
Nean (Jeanine)
August 12, 2010
Randy, Debbie & Families sorry about the loss of your Mother. Betty & Howard were both good people and will be missed by anyone that knew them.
August 12, 2010
Randy and Debbie, and Families, I've Known Betty and Howard a Long time, 1st thru Uncle Carly and Aunt Elsie, and then in Come-Join-Us Class @ Elliott. I really appreciated her sense of fun and Humor! We have greatly missed both of them the last few years. I am Sorry to hear of her leaving us, but know God will be able to use her in Heaven. Sandy Rees Barnes
August 11, 2010
Randy and Sandi, I send my deepest sympathy for your loss. It is never easy losing a very close loved-one. Our parents and siblings are the hardest, too. May our Lord Jesus give you His peace and comfort.
August 11, 2010
I am so sorry to hear of your grandmothers passing, just know that we are thinking and praying that you and your family will find some comfort at this most difficult time.
August 11, 2010
Betty was a true cheerleader in every sense of the word. I can only imagine how many game night meals she fixed over the years but she always made it a great place to be after school!! She was a wonderful additional "grandma" in my world and now she can be with Howard as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
August 11, 2010
Dear Randy,Debbie and children: My name is Tuck Belton and I knew your mom and dad from many years ago. I want to send my sincere sympathy to all of you. We used to have some great times playing cards,dancing and etc. I remember one of you was the same age of Jill, my daughter. God bles all of you in this time of sorrow.
August 11, 2010
Debbie,Steve,Lorri & Lindsay, I am so sorry for the loss of Betty she was a wonderful woman. I have no words to ease your sorrow but know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Take Care, Janet DeRosa
August 11, 2010
Sandi, I just heard today of your mother in law's passing. I am truly sorry and I am thinking of you and your family.
August 11, 2010
Brian: You and your family have my symapthy and understanding. Prayers for comfort will be lifted up. God Bless.
August 11, 2010
I'm sorry to hear your grandmother has passed away. It sounds like she had a great life and family. May memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. You and your family are in my prayers.
August 11, 2010
Randy, I'm very sorry to hear about your mom passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
August 09, 2010
Debbie & Randy and family: I was sorry to see of your mother's passing and will miss saying hello to her at Villa. Our families go back a few years. I know Mom will be sad to learn of Betty's passing and will miss her as well. May it be of some comfort our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Nancy & Dennis Tucker, June Hertel
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