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Betty (Louise) Taylor Bigler

Betty (Louise) Taylor Bigler, age 90, died peacefully at her home in Baltimore, on December 22, 2017.

Betty was born October 13, 1927, to parents Samuel and Nettie Taylor in Peebles, Ohio. She was the fifth of seven children. She had wonderful memories of childhood on the farm with her sisters.

Betty’s father died when she was 16 years old and her mother moved the family to Columbus. Betty graduated from North High School.

It was in Columbus that Betty met Vernon Bigler. They were married on June 20, 1950, and were married for 65 years. As newlyweds, they lived in Chicago. Betty worked as a secretary at a secretarial firm while Vern traveled as a speaker for the National Meat Board. In 1953, they returned to Ohio and lived in Cincinnati with their two children.

Betty was an involved, loving mother. She was a room mother, girl scout leader, involved in PTA and her church, and chauffeur for her children and friends to many school and sports activities. She also found time to attend the University of Cincinnati and graduated with a BA in education. In 1969, she and Vern moved the family back to Columbus to both work at Burke Sales Company with Betty’s sister and her husband.

In 1974, they built their home on their farm in Baltimore, where she resided until her death. After retiring from Burke Sales, Betty began a second career as substitute teacher in Southwest Licking School District which she continued until age 80.

She is survived and mourned by her daughter, Lynne Bigler; son, Bruce Bigler; daughter-inlaw, Paula Bigler; son-in-law, Steve Skoglund; brothers-in-law, Art Mears and Lynn Moore; sisters-in-law, Jean Bigler and Lorraine Lewis, and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, Vern; her sisters, Ida, Alice, Jean, Lee, and Marilyn; and brother, Edgar (died at age 3).

Services were held December 30, 2017, at the Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home, Pickerington. Commemorative gifts to the charity of your choice.

We will always carry her memory in our hearts.

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