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Betty Lou Sperling

September 15, 1935 ~ April 23, 2022 (age 86)


Betty Lou Wolfgang Sperling, 86 of Dillwyn, died at her home on Saturday, April 23, 2022.  Betty was born September 15, 1935 in Philadelphia, PA. 

In1960 she met the love of her life, Walter Edward Sperling, when she came to work alongside him as a proofreader. In 1962 they were married and together raised two children, Walter, Jr. and Melody Ann.

Walt retired in 2000 and he and Betty sold their home in Blackwood, NJ and bought a 38 ft. Pace Arrow motorhome and along with their pet cat, Spunky, began to travel the East Coast, then turning west and got as far as Houston, Texas before it was decided to look for a place to call home. After a while they settled in Dillwyn, VA in Buckingham County.  They attended Bethlehem Baptist Church on Troublesome Creek Road. After 16 years of service there, she became an active member of First Baptist Church, Dillwyn, where Betty sang in the choir and shared her love of music by occasionally singing solos or playing the piano. 

Betty was preceded in death by Walt and both of their children.

Betty will be cremated and then her cremains will be sprinkled on her property and join those of Walt and Melody.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at noon at First Baptist Church, Dillwyn.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be appreciated for final expenses.


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Memorial Service
May 3, 2022

12:00 PM
First Baptist Church - Dillwyn
16980 Oak Street
Dillwyn, VA 23936

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