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Bisch & Son Funeral Home

505 East Allen, Springfield, IL

OBITUARY

Betty J. Legg

February 19, 1937June 20, 2020
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Betty J. Legg, 83, a lifelong resident of Springfield, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center.

Betty was born in Springfield, February 19, 1937 the daughter of Raymond C. and Helen C. (Bridge) Robson. She married Leland L. Legg Sr. in Springfield, September 2, 1956 and he survives.

She is also survived by her children: Elizabeth J. (companion Denby Glossop) Schwartzkopf of Springfield, Leland (wife Beth) Legg Jr, of Cerro Gordo, IL, Bonnie J. (husband Thomas) Pipkin and Michael (wife Gloria) Legg both of Springfield. She has five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, two sisters-in-law, and an aunt. Her parents, her sister and an infant grandson preceded her in death.

Betty began her professional career with Allis Chalmers. She then worked for Franklin Life Insurance Co. and retired from Springfield School District 186 December 3, 1997 serving as the Board Secretary for over 25 years.

Betty was a member of the Illinois League of Municipal Employees, a member of the Illinois Association of Education Office Personnel, and a member and past secretary and treasurer of the Sangamon Valley Wood Carvers. She taught Pyrography and authored a book on the craft.

Arrangements are in the care of Bisch and Son Funeral Home 505 E. Allen St. Springfield where the family will receive friends and family from 4-7 pm Wednesday, June 24, 2020. COVID-19 CDC and IDPH guidelines will be followed requiring face coverings, social distancing and allowing 10 guest in the funeral home at a time. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 am Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Rev. Meredith Manning Brown will officiate. Family and friends are welcome to meet at the main gate (Monument Ave) of the cemetery at 10:15 am and follow to the graveside.

Those who wish may direct memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or Wooden It Be Lovely c\o Douglas Ave. United Methodist Church 501 S. Douglas Springfield, IL 62704

Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.

  • FAMILY

  • Raymond C. Robson, Father (deceased)
  • Helen C. (Bridge) Robson, Mother
  • Leland L. Legg Sr., Husband
  • Elizabeth J. Schwartzkopf (Denby Glossop), Daughter
  • Leland L. Legg Jr. (wife Beth Legg), Son
  • Bonnie J Pipkin (Thomas Pipkin), Daughter
  • Michael Legg (Gloria Legg), Son
  • She has 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, two sisters-in-law and an aunt. Her sister and an infantgrandson preceded her in death.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jim Fagan
  • Joe Fagan
  • Darek Fagan
  • Jim Long
  • Lisa Croteau
  • Amanda Youmans
  • Bill Rice
  • DONATIONS

  • American Cancer Society
  • Wooden It Be Lovely

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

Memories

Betty J. Legg

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Don Davis

July 2, 2020

Lee, I first met Betty when we were in Grade School. She was always very friendly and a good classmate. My fondest memories of Betty was when we both worked at 1900 for District 186. She was again very friendly and always took time to visit with everyone. In my experience, she was an excellent Board Secretary during the seventeen years I was at 1900. On a more personal note, my wife Donna and I used to enjoy seeing you and your work at the Wood Carvers show every year. While our paths haven"t crossed since retirement, my memories of Betty go back to when we both lived on 12th Street. Lee, please take care of yourself and enjoy your family while you can. Sorry for not writing sooner, health issues have limited me recently.
Take Care, Don Davis


Kelley Tierney

June 23, 2020

Bonnie,
I'm so sorry for your loss. May you find strength in all your wonderful memories of her. Prayers to you and your family.
With love,
Kelley Tierney

Katie Kaufmann

June 22, 2020

To Lee, Liz, Bonnie, and all of Betty’s family- I am so sorry for your loss! It has been our pleasure to get to know Betty over the years at family gatherings in the Pipkin garage. What a sweet, lovely person! And so talented- her wood burning skills always amazed me! She is at peace now, and I know she will live on in your loving memories of her.

William Rice

June 22, 2020

I have known Lee and Betty for thirty years they are great friends, a big part of our carving family. They were always there when you you needed them, and I mean always. Betty was a very great artist and teacher. Betty will be missed by her Woodcarving family. Bye Ma.

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Biography

Betty J. Legg, 83, a lifelong resident of Springfield, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center.
Betty was born in Springfield, February 19, 1937 the daughter of Raymond C. and Helen C. (Bridge) Robson. She married Leland L. Legg Sr. in Springfield, September 2, 1956 and he survives.
She is also survived by her children: Elizabeth J. (companion Denby Glossop) Schwartzkopf of Springfield, Leland (wife Beth) Legg Jr, of Cerro Gordo, IL, Bonnie J. (husband Thomas) Pipkin and Michael (wife Gloria) Legg both of Springfield. She has five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, two sisters-in-law, and an aunt.
Her parents, her sister and an infant grandson preceded her in death.
Betty began her professional career with Allis Chalmers. She then worked for Franklin Life Insurance Co. and retired from Springfield School District 186 December 3, 1997 serving as the Board Secretary for over 25 years.
Betty was a member of the Illinois League of Municipal Employees, a member of the Illinois Association of Education Office Personnel, and a member and past secretary and treasurer of the Sangamon Valley Wood Carvers. She taught Pyrography and authored a book on the craft.
Arrangements are in the care of Bisch and Son Funeral Home 505 E. Allen St. Springfield where the family will receive friends and family from 4-7 pm Wednesday, June 24, 2020. COVID-19 CDC and IDPH guidelines will be followed requiring face coverings, social distancing and allowing 10 guest in the funeral home at a time. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 am Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Rev. Meredith Manning Brown will officiate. Family and friends are welcome to meet at the main gate (Monument Ave) of the cemetery at 10:15 am and follow to the graveside.
Those who wish may direct memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or Wooden It Be Lovely c\o Douglas Ave. United Methodist Church 501 S. Douglas Springfield, IL 62704
Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.