Betty (Riggs) Hatfield

March 7, 1952 ~ September 23, 2020 (age 68)


Betty Hatfield

Age 68 of Wilmington, passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.

Born March 7, 1952 in Butler County, Ohio, Betty Renee was a daughter of Harold and Hazel (Metcalf) Riggs. She devoted her life to being a caregiver of children and babysitting out of her home for over 35 years. Betty was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Goose Lake and the South Wilmington Fireman’s Club. She enjoyed getting together with friends and playing Bunco. Betty’s happy place was her vacation home in Wisconsin where she loved to go boating with family and friends.

Survivors include her husband, Gerald “Jerry” Hatfield, whom she married on September 19, 1992 in Wilmington, two sons: John Lundberg of Gardner and Jeff Lundberg of Wilmington; two grandchildren: John (Sadie) Lundberg III and Codi Lundberg, both of Wilmington; one great grandson, Gannon Lundberg, five brothers and three sisters: Jimmy (Joyce) Riggs, Jerry (Barb) Riggs, Donny (Penny) Riggs, Louis Riggs, Denny Riggs, Herri (Gene) Bergman, Charlene DeBoard, and Joyce (the late Bobby) Beckham; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Danny Shafer and Gerry (the late Bill) Lohnes; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents’ her sister, Barbara Shafer, and her brother, Buddy Riggs.

The family will receive friends for a visitation on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, in Wilmington, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Face masks requirements and measures of safe social distancing practices will be in order, and the funeral home staff will assist the family not to exceed the safe number set forth for the visitation.

A private funeral service will follow the visitation, and Betty will be laid to rest at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. Those wishing to participate in Betty's services are invited to watch the live stream on Tuesday starting at 12:30 p.m. by logging onto her memorial page. 

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Betty's name to Bruning Elementary School, 1910 Bruning Drive, Wilmington, IL 60481.

Family and friends may sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Betty’s tribute page by logging onto:

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

To send flowers to Betty's family, please visit our floral store.


September 29, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes
700 East Kahler Road
Wilmington, IL 60481

Private Interment

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood

Private Services

Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes
700 East Kahler Road
Wilmington, IL 60481

Video is available for this event

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