Betty Jean Pitcher


Betty Jean Pitcher, age 92, of Fairhope, Alabama, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Betty was born on December 16, 1927 in Blue Island, Illinois to Robert and Clara Bauer. She met and married Wayne Pitcher when they both worked for the Rock Island Railroad in Chicago, IL and celebrated 61 years together. They moved to Normal, IL where her children, Neal and Cheryl, were born and she became the consummate homemaker, always caring for her family first. While Betty and Wayne spent much of their lives traveling, retirement took them to Fairhope, AL, where she was involved with Zion Lutheran Church of Silverhill, Alabama, and loved playing Bunco with her friends. Her neighbors could always see her caring for her yard, and she loved spending time with her family. Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Wayne. She is survived by her son, Neal Pitcher (Suzanne) of Elgin, Illinois, her daughter, Cheryl Schneider (Glenn) of Grapevine, Texas, grandchildren, Kristin Twillie (Troy) and Julie Schneider, great grandchild, Devyn, and brothers, Richard and William Bauer, both of Blue Island, Illinois.
Services will be held at a later date in Silverhill, Alabama at the Zion Lutheran Church. The family requests donations be made to the Zion Lutheran Church in lieu of flowers, 15875 4th Ave, Silverhill, AL 36576. Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.