Betty Josephine (Lambert) Schrepferman, 93 years, of Hamilton, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, Angola.
Betty was born January 11, 1921 in Howard County, Indiana, the daughter of the late Orion “Ora” Preble and Flora Alice (Flynt) Lambert. She was raised on a farm near Kokomo, Indiana with 4 sisters and 3 brothers. She attended Franklin College and graduated in 1943 with a teaching degree. She taught Physical Education and Health at Anderson College. Betty’s roommate introduced her to her brother, Wayne “Doc” Schrepferman. She and Doc were married March 24, 1945 on the Norfolk Army Base, Norfolk, VA. They moved to Hamilton in 1953. During her years in Hamilton, Betty served on the Hamilton School Board and on the Hamilton Lake Association Board. She was active in the Hamilton United Methodist Church and sang alto in the choir for many years. She served as a Girl Scout leader for all 3 of her daughters and many other girls in the Hamilton community. Betty and Wayne loved to garden and were proponents of organic gardening long before it became popular. They shared their bounty each summer with family and friends. She and Wayne loved to travel; they visited friends and family across the country and spent several summers in Skagway, Alaska. Many of their trips were bird watching adventures. Betty’s inherent and life-long curiosity made her a valuable and devoted member of the “Study Club” in Hamilton. She was a seeker of knowledge, always researching things that caught her interest. One of those interests was photography and she taught herself to be a good amateur photographer.
Betty was a devoted and loving wife and mother. She was always the one to go to for comfort, help with any problems or to just listen. She will be missed by many.
She is survived by one sister, Annis Poland of Black Mountain, NC; her four children and their spouses, Katherine and Martin Basch of Portage, MI; Susan and Bob Hurraw of Hamilton, IN; Allen and Vicky Schrepferman of Columbus, MS; Julie and Randy Miller of Lake Ariel, PA; nine grandchildren, Matt and Sarah Basch; Ben and Kirk Hurraw and Virginia (Hurraw) Lauterbach; Tiffany and Chad Schrepferman; Madeline and Alison Miller, and two great-grandsons, Carter Hurraw and Nicholas Basch. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Wayne Schrepferman, three brothers, Reid, Ward and John Lambert and three sisters, Edna Fryback, Mary Ritchey and Katherine Lambert
Visitation for Betty Josephine (Lambert) Schrepferman will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in the Hamilton United Methodist Church, 7780 South Wayne Street, Hamilton, where funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday with Pastor Jack Smith, officiating. Interment
will be private. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, Hamilton, Indiana.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions be made to Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana, Inc.
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825, Habitat for Humanity International, 121 Habitat Street
Americus, GA 31709-3498 or to the Alzheimer’s Association National Office
225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601
Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at www.oberlinturnbull.com