Betty Schlais Meany

July 29, 1934February 3, 2020

Betty Marie Schlais Meany died in Montgomery, Alabama at the age of 85. She was a loving and energetic mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and someone who never met a stranger.

Betty is survived by her four children: David Brian Meany, Sr. (Lynn) of Collierville TN; Cathy Ann Taylor (David) of Jackson Gap AL; Steven Charles Meany of Pike Road AL; and Leo Raymond Meany (Laura) of Murfreesboro, TN: her ten grandchildren Lauren Meany Smith (Tim) of Helana AL, David Brian Meany, Jr. (Elizabeth) of Clanton AL, Virginia Breland Joines of Winston Salem NC, Dillon Taylor of Auburn AL, Andrew (Drew) Meany of Pike Road AL, Sarah and Amelia Taylor of Jackon Gap AL, Matthew Hunter Meany of Murfreesboro TN, William Meany of Pike Road, AL, Joshua Meany of Murfreesboro TN; and nine great-grandchildren Chase, Lillian, Charlotte, and Brigham Smith of Pelham AL; Evelyn and August Meany of Clanton AL, and Adelyn, Ezra, and Salem Joines of Winston Salem NC. She is also survived by her sister Mary Nicholson of Manitowoc WI.

Betty was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Leo Robert Meany, and her sisters Dorthy Crechard and Marcie Vetting

She was born Elizabeth (Betty) Marie Schlais, born on July 29, 1934 in Manitowoc WI to Raymond J. Schlais and Agnes H. Cisler Schlais. Betty was married to Leo Meany in 1954 in San Antonio TX where Leo began his career in the USAF. In 1971, after retirement from the Air Force, Leo and Betty settled in Mongomery AL and finished raising their four children.

Betty was a friend to anyone she met, avid Auburn fan, and generous with her time to serve others. She was an active and dedicated member of the Holy Spirit Parish Church on Vaughn Road in Montgomery AL.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 6pm-8pm at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home. A funeral is scheduled for 11:00 am Friday, February 7, 2020 at The Holy Spirit Catholic Church where Rev. Patrick Gilbreath will officiate the ceremony. Graveside Services will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Tallassee, Al. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Betty’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Auburn University, Michael Spann Scholarship Fund. The family would like to thank Amedisys and Answered Prayer Home Care for loving care in these precious last days.


  • Visitation Thursday, February 6, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Friday, February 7, 2020


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Kimberly Nelson

February 8, 2020

Mrs.Betty I'm gonna miss taking care of you I will miss the funny things you would say Sleep peacefully baby until we meet again

Lisa Miller

February 7, 2020

What a beautiful Lady inside and out! She will be truly missed.

Julianna Zell

February 7, 2020

To the family of sweet Betty. May you be comforted during this difficult time. I met Betty many years ago at the Wynlakes Women’s Club. She was always a joy to be around. What fun times we had over the years!
I remember when Leo passed away; how she missed him. Then more recently the loss of her little four legged companion. Both losses affected her deeply. It’s because she loved deeply. She is and will be missed.
A friend Julianna

Patti Vetting

February 6, 2020

Dear Meany Family,
It is so hard to express the sadness I feel for the loss of your Mother. She really was the sweetest and kindest person. She had the best smile and personality. My memories of her are how loving she was to everyone. May your memories help guide you during this difficult time. Take care and God Bless.❤❤ Patti Vetting

Candy Welch

February 5, 2020

Dear Meany Family, I share with you your sorrow and will always remember sweet Betty with joy. I will never forget how she and Leo took Aubie and friends in with open arms at their tailgate many Saturdays in Auburn. Mr. & Mrs. Meany were a regular and happy fixture in our lives for many years. You were blessed with wonderful parents. We will not forget them!
Love, Candy & Michael