Betty Ward Augspurger, 96, of Normal, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Heritage Health in Normal.
Betty was born on November 12, 1923 in Ellsworth , IL. She was the daughter of Edgar and Julia M. (Rosenburger) Ward. She graduated from Ellsworth High School. Betty married Wendell W. Augspurger on October 6, 1946. He preceded her in death on August 14, 1993.
Betty was also preceded in death by a son, Greg, three brothers, Russell, Miles, and Merle, and two sisters, Martha and Gwen.
She is survived by a son, Ron of Normal; daughters, Joyce (David) Schmoeger of Carlock, and Laura (Joe) Lange of Fort Wayne, Ind.; two grandchildren, Adam (Jana) Lange and Julia (Adrian) Vizcaya both of Fort Wayne, Ind., and two great grandchildren, Emily and AJ Lange.
A private family service will be held at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington with interment to follow at Blooming Grove Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a future date.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church Women's Ministries, Alzheimer's Association or Sugar Grove Nature Center. Memorials may be mailed to the funeral home and will be forwarded to the family.
Betty was an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church and volunteered at Advocate BroMenn Thrift Shop for many years. She enjoyed music and ballroom dancing, cooking and gardening. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her beautiful smile and warm, compassionate nature.
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