OBITUARY

Betty Jo FLEMING

February 21, 1948July 10, 2018

Riverton, IL-Betty Jo Fleming, 70 of Riverton, passed away at 9:30 am Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Memorial Hospice at Heritage, her family by her side. Betty was born in Springfield, February 21, 1948 the daughter of Robert J. and Dorothy Mae (Sweet) Fleming. Her parents, her brother, Russell Fleming and sister, Sandra Neu, preceded her in death. Betty graduated from Springfield High School and Sangamon State University. She enjoyed photography; collecting cameras and was proficient in each of their use. Betty was a certified Life Guard and Swimming Instructor. She spent countless hours at the YWCA, Springfield Memorial Pool, and Washington Pool. She was also worked with the CWLP Lake Patrol, Lake Springfield Police, and a trained EMT. In later years, Betty completed her training to earn a CDL and became an over the road driver with Midwest Coast Transportation. During her travels across the country, Betty made many friends and had opportunity to visit many places. Betty supported homeless veterans by packaging backpacks and providing food. She is survived by her two nieces; Tami (companion Tom Wheeler) Pruetzel of Springfield, and Rebecca Fleming of Jupiter, FL, her nephew, Ethan Fleming of Delray Beach, FL, her sister-in-law, Teresa Fleming of Jupiter, FL, and brother-in-law, Dick Neu of Springfield. Her family is honoring her wishes and following her instruction for cremation rites to be accorded with private services. She will be missed. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to her fondest charity, Spring Veteran Renaissance 209 W. Scarritt Springfield, IL 62704. Cremation Rites have been accorded by the Bisch and Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services. 217-544-5424 Online condolences may be left for the family at www.bischfuneralhome.com.

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