Betty L. Abalman

July 31, 1925May 22, 2013

BETTY LOU ABALMAN (NEE EATON) SCHERERVILLE, IN 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:


  • Celebration of Life Visitation Saturday, June 1, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 1, 2013

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Marilyn Meier

June 1, 2013

To Lou Ann, Linda, Penny, and Kim and their families. Your mother was a wonderful Christian woman and she was beautiful inside and out. Just imagine her waking up in Heaven and seeing her Lord!

Much love to all of you...

Rachel & Miguel Perezchica

May 31, 2013

My dearest sympathy to Justine, Kim and the family. It was a pleasure knowing your Grandma Betty. Love you all.

Gary & Tokqua Brunner

May 31, 2013

In memory of a beautiful woman.

Penny Kennedy Banfield

May 31, 2013

Remembering Mommy... Missing you today and every day.

Jim, Misty, Declan & Drake Montalbano

May 31, 2013

Our sympathy to Betty's entire family at this difficult time. We are so very sorry for your loss. Kim, Cy, Cy Jr., Justine & Alyssa, we love you & are thinking of you.

Alita Bonick

May 31, 2013

Best and coolest aunt ever...will miss her beautiful smile and loving you Aunt Betty.....your Lita Marie

Kimberly Sefton

May 30, 2013

I miss you mommy.

John Kilroy

May 30, 2013

My thoughts and prayers to her familly.
She is home now and watching over all.

Marie Krygoski

May 30, 2013

I am sadden of your passing but happy to know that you have entered the kingdom of heaven, you will be missed by many, but the love you have given us all we will carry in our hearts forever - I love you Betty - prayers to her family.

Penny Kennedy Banfield

May 28, 2013

Love you forever, Mama...