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Bette J. Walden

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Service: 10:30am Tue. February 4th, 2020
Location: Conroy Funeral Home

WALDEN, Bette J., 85, of Springfield, passed away on January 30, 2020 in Oakwood Village. She was born in Columbus on June 14, 1934 the daughter of Nelson and Minnie (Miller) Williams. She grew up in Urbana. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church since 1958, where she was a member of their Business and Professional Women’s Club and served on church council from 2007-2008. She was active in Girl Scouts, a Life Guard and Swim Instructor at Lakewood Swim Club and worker at Stevenson Heating and Air for 11 years. She was a Realtor and Broker since 1971, starting with Minnick Realty. She was named the Springfield Board of Realtors Realtor of the year in 1993 and earned designations of Certified Residential Specialist and Graduate Real Estate Institute. She also worked at TAC Industries and Champaign Residential Services part-time with MRDD for 14 years. She was a member of the Moose Lodge, Eagles Auxiliary, Union Club and Machinist’s Club. Survivors include her five children, Larry Rowe, Suzanne (Rowe) Wiles, Deborah (Rowe) Jacobs, Traci (Walden) Domanek and Stephen Walden; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two half brothers, Robert and David Williams; half-sister, Juanita Calhoun; and cousin, Barbara Rupple. She was preceded in death by her parents, half-sister, Yvonne (Williams) Venrick, half-brother, Nelson Williams, Jr. and former husband, F. Steven Walden. Her funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in CONROY FUNERAL HOME with Pastor John Pollock officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery near Mutual, Ohio.
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To the Walden family, I’m so sorry to hear Bette has passed. I have many fond memories of her from when she worked for my aunt & uncle, Donna & Bill Minnick. She was a very nice lady and a joy to be around. My condolences to you all.

- Sheila McNeil, Monday February 10th, 2020

Mom has gone home to be with our maker. She has no more worries or insecurities to hinder joy. Peace be with you Mother

- Suzanne Wiles, Tuesday February 4th, 2020

Suzanne I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. May she rest in peace. I pray for your peace and strength during this difficult time too Suzanne. God bless and care for you and your family. Love, peace and prayers. Majella

- Majella Stein, Saturday February 1st, 2020

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