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Betty Oswald

September 1, 1942 — February 13, 2023


Betty Oswald

Age 80 of Broadview, Illinois, died Monday, February 13, 2023 at Aperion Care in Wilmington.

Born September 1, 1942 in Chicago, Elizabeth Ann was the daughter of William and Catherine (nee Daley) Hutcherson. She was raised in Broadview and graduated from Proviso High School. On March 27, 1963, Betty married Donald Raymond Oswald, Sr. She worked for many years at Century 21 Real Estate in Darien, and she also volunteered her time with numerous organizations. Betty volunteered with the Brookfield Zoo and the Darien Public Library where she helped start the Bookmobile program. She was a past member of Saint Mary Catholic Church in Darien where she participated with the Golden Hands.

Betty loved to go to garage sales and enjoyed reading, especially romance novels. She was a truly kind and generous heart, always making sure to volunteer her time with the elderly and those in need. Betty was a loving mother and grandmother who leaves behind a beautiful collection of family and friends who will miss her dearly.

Survivors include her three children: Wendy Oswald of Wilmington, Christine Oswald of Bonfield, and Donald (Heather) Oswald, Jr. of Queen Creek, Arizona; nine grandchildren: Robert, Victor, Nicole, Neil, Nicholas, Lily, Ashton, Bailey, and Daisy; ten great grandchildren: Collette, Joey, Alex, Donald, Bentley, Hunter, Elizabeth, Ben, Kolton, and Weston, with another expected in July; and several nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Donald; and one brother, James Hutcherson.

Per Betty’s wishes, cremation rites are being accorded and services will be planned at a later date.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Betty’s memorial page via social media.

Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington (815) 476-2181.


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