Betty Lou Abalman

Betty Lou Abalman, age 87, of Schererville passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013. She was preceded in death by her spouse, Alvin Abalman. Betty is survived by daughters: Lou Ann (Thomas) Woodworth of Schererville, Linda (Bruce) Shields of Crown Point, Sharon (Arthur) Friedman of Lake Arrowhead, CA, Marla (Daniel) Burnett of Indianapolis, Penny (William) Banfield of Schererville, and Kimberly (Cylas) Sefton of Munster. She was preceded in death by her beloved sister, Patricia (Thomas) Cushing. Betty is also survived by her cherished sister and brother: Thomasanna (Peter) Certa and Thomas (Pat) Eaton; many loving grandchildren: Dawn Cherie Asche, Shannon Kinder, Phillip Shields, Eric Shields, Jason Shields, Brandon Friedman, Lindsay Burnett, Rachel Burnett, Justin Banfield, Cylas Sefton, Justine Sefton, and Christian Banfield; great grandchildren: Richard, Andrea Lynne, Kathleen, Michael, Trystan, and Nathan; great- great grandchildren: Lucy and Caleb White. Betty worked in the medical field for over 20 years before her retirement. She was a longtime member of the First Church of God of Munster, IN. A celebration of Betty's life will take place at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home in Schererville on Saturday, June 1, 2013. Visitation be from 9:00-11:00 a.m. with a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. officiated by beloved pastor, James L. Sparks of Battle Creek, Michigan. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Hammond. Condolences may be offered by visiting: For information please call (219) 365-9554


Funeral Home

Chapel Lawn Funeral Home
8178 Cline Ave Schererville, IN 46375
(219) 365-9554

Published in The Times from May 26 to May 28, 2013