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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS - Long time Arlington Heights resident Bettye Splittorff, 92, passed away peacefully Monday, March 3rd 2014. Born and raised in Evansville, Indiana, Bettye was a graduate of Indiana University, where she met her husband, Paul. In 1957 they moved to Arlington Heights, where they raised their family and where she was employed by Township District High School 214 until her retirement in 1981. After retiring, Bettye relocated to Hendersonville, North Carolina where she was active in various organizations including the local Hospice, The Pardee Hospital Auxiliary and the Women's Club, and was named to the "Second Wind Hall of Fame". Returning to Arlington Heights in the mid 90's, Bettye continued her community service with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Meals on Wheels and the Museum Country Store. She was a lifelong active member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, P.E.O., and Daughter's of the American Revolution. She loved to travel around the world and did so throughout her life, she was a licensed pilot and you would often see her in the family seats at White Sox Park watching baseball games against the Kansas City Royals. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul William Splittorff Sr., her parents John V. and Edna Reckner, her sisters Victoria and Jean, daughter Anne Fiedler, son Paul William Splittorff Jr. She is survived by her son Louis Splittorff of Austin, Texas, daughter-in-law Lynn Splittorff, Blue Springs, Missouri, son-in-law Joe Fiedler, Barrington, Illinois, grandchildren Jennifer, Jamie (wife Erin), Jay, Scott, Julia along with great-granddaughters Shea and Devin. Friends and family will gather Friday, March 7, from 9:00 am until the time of the funeral mass, 10:00 am, at St. James Church, 831 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Interment will be in the family plot in Evansville, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made directly to Four Seasons Hospice where Bettye was a long time volunteer. Donations can be made online at www.fourseasonscfl.org or sent to 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731. For information, 847-253-5423 or www.lauterburgoehler.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Mar. 5, 2014
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