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Schimunek Funeral Home

9705 Belair Rd, Nottingham, MD

OBITUARY

Elizabeth "Betty" Rappold

January 10, 1927July 22, 2020

On July 22, 2020, Elizabeth “Betty” Rappold (nee Fleming) went to be with the Lord. She was the cherished daughter of the late Walter and Margaret Fleming; beloved wife of the late Henry “Whitey” Rappold, devoted mother of Darlene Fiedler, Sharon Hyle, Valerie Dudley and her husband Kenneth, the late Charles “Bunky” Rappold, daughter in law Anna Fowler; dear sister of the late Walter Fleming, Margaret Giordono, Lillian Brown, George Fleming, Isabel Trotta; loving grandmother of Tori Rappold, Lance Hyle, Alexandra Dudley, Kyle Dudley, Taylor Dudley, the late Henry Hyle; and also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Family and friends are invited to gather at the Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair RD, Nottingham, MD 21236, on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, from 3:00-5:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm. Funeral services will on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 10:00am. Interment to follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery. Condolences may be left for the family at www.schimunekfuneralhomes.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Memories

Elizabeth "Betty" Rappold

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Linda Clarke DiPietro

July 29, 2020

I spent many days and a lot of sleepovers at Val's house. Ms. Betty was like a second mom. She was always kind, pleasant and welcoming. Whenever she was having Steak and Tomatoes, I would try to figure out a way to be asked to stay for dinner. I think Ms. Betty knew and would ask me with her pretty smile. I have tried to replicate her recipe over the years but it is never as good as hers. Just thinking of her makes me smile. I have so many wonderful memories it is hard to share them all. They are placed close to my heart. I know that her family will miss her, as we all will, but blessed to have known and loved her. God Bless Ms. Betty. May you rest peacefully. My thoughts, prayers and love go out to Val, Dar, Sharon and Family.
Love you all,
Linda Clarke DiPietro

Stacey Smith Ferguson

July 27, 2020

Ms Betty I love you so much, you were my Mom #2. You would dance on tables, loved Al Martino, always had a hug and kiss ready when ever i saw you, and you always made me feel welcome and part of the family. Your smile and laugh were contagious and were the life of the party. You were a great blessing in my life and though you had to do something no mother should have to do, bury your son Bunky you always had a cheerful way about you and love in your heart to give to everyone. I will miss you so much but I know I will see you in the next life.

Arielle Vargas

July 27, 2020

For those who may not know my aunt Betty took care of my grandmother Isabel (her sister) when Isabel became ill with brain cancer. I can’t thank her enough for helping my grandmother in her last days back in 2003. I know it had to have been a struggle. I used to listen to stories from aunt Betty about my grandmother. Aunt Betty will be dearly missed. She had a great sense of humor too. May she rest in peace ❤️🌸

Richard Hughes Sr

July 27, 2020

I loved you with all my heart. You were like my second mother while I was growing up. Worked at Whites store for many years and became part oy your family.
I was hoping to get together with you and the girls but that day never came because of my poor health.
It won't be to long and I'll be joining you and then we can share our stories about the good times we shared as a family. Love you for ever your step son Richard

Doreen Dudley

July 27, 2020

My condolences go out to Valerie, Sharon, Darlene, Lance, Tori, Alex, Taylor and Kyle. I remember your mom's laugher and her beautiful face. She was a great mom and grandmother. I want to say I'm so sorry to hear and I'm sure you have beautiful memories to cherish. Again so sorry.

Love,
Doreen Dudley

G.G. Hyle

July 26, 2020

There are so many wonderful memories of Betty that I don't know where to begin. I can remember when my mother, Grace n her would sit down by the water in Ocean City, checking the old men in their Speedo's n the girls with seashells covering their nipples.
At her house for New Years Eve n the hats, noises makers n her pots n pans we took outside to wake the old folks who went to bed early.
Her Super Bowl parties n the games we played before the kickoff. I can't remember who had Lance Rentzel on their back n had to guess who it was.
Betty loved life n dancing was her forte. You can ask any table that held her while she did a little soft shoe n of course, more tap dancing steps.
I will miss you dearly n will check your china closet for my $2.00.
Till we meet again...Love You, G.G.

Kristine Larsen

July 24, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with Darlene, Sharon, Valerie, Lance, Tori and the entire family. Aunt Bett was such a beautiful soul who left her mark on all who met her. I have happy memories of coming to visit eating crabs and going for a snowball and listening to stories of growing up in Baltimore. I’ll always keep her memory close to me. May happy memories you share of your mother and grandmother carry you through. I love you all!

Tim Madgar

July 24, 2020

The Ramblewood Road/Willowton Avenue circle is now complete. I would always give Ms. Betty a hard time about being "the last of the Mohicans" in that she was the last one left of those who moved into the neighborhood at the same time as young couples. I will always remember Ms. Betty's pleasant demeanor and big smile. I also remember being at weddings and being amazed at the way she and Mr. Whitey could dance.
Dar, Sharon, and Val, may all the good memories from all of your Mom's years allow you to get through this tough time.

Kathy Miller

July 24, 2020

So sad and sorry for the loss of your mom aka Miss.Betty. My mom, Carollee Miller, shared with me that she would come to your home every day after school(as Miss Doris worked full time and most of the time no one was home) and hang out with your mom and brother, Bunky. He was just a baby at the time. She told me this was one of the fondest memories of her childhood. Sending you all hugs and love.
Kathy Miller Pugliese

Debora Green

July 24, 2020

I remember fondly waking up (after a sleepover)to the smell of Steak & Tomatoes and homemade biscuits. The love and joy offered in your home was comforting to me. There were also crazy times with tears and arguments. Your mother was a voice of reason and handled all things with kindness. She was also funny and I remember her laugh still. She was strong and resilient, the losses she experienced provided her an insight into death that has stayed with me and helped me.

Rest In Peace Ms. Betty you will be remembered with
Love ❤️

FROM THE FAMILY

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