Betty A. Laleman-Vroman, 93, of Geneseo, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at Hammond-Henry Hospital Long Term Care, in Geneseo, surrounded by her loving family. A funeral mass was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at St. Malachy Catholic church, in Geneseo. Fr. Michael Pakula officiated. A visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7 at St. Malachy Catholic Church. Cremation rites were accorded following the mass and private inurnment services were held at North Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Betty Vroman Memorial Fund to be distributed among several charitable organizations. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Betty A. Laleman-Vroman, 93, of Geneseo, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at Hammond-Henry Hospital Long Term Care, in Geneseo, surrounded by her loving family. A funeral mass was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8 at St. Malachy Catholic church, in Geneseo. Fr. Michael Pakula officiated. A visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7 at St. Malachy Catholic Church. Cremation rites were accorded following the mass and private inurnment services were held at North Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Betty Vroman Memorial Fund to be distributed among several charitable organizations. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Betty was born Sept. 13, 1925, in Sterling, the daughter of Roy and Katherine (Ryan) McKenna. She was united in marriage to Fred Laleman on April 7, 1945, in Prophetstown. Fred preceded her in death in 1973. Betty married Alvin Vroman on Feb. 28, 1976, in Geneseo. Alvin preceded her in death in April 2018. She worked at the Geneseo Junior High cafeteria for several years. Betty was a life-time member of St. Malachy Catholic Church and was active in the Altar & Rosary Society, Circle #6. She was also a member of the Parents’ Club at St. Malachy Catholic School, and Cursillo. Betty was proud to have made one of the very first Cursillo weekends in the Diocese of Peoria.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons: Ron Laleman, of Collinsville; Rick (Connie) Laleman, of Bloomington; Steve (Marjean) Laleman, of Geneseo; Tim (Deb) Laleman, of Geneseo; and Jeff (Sandy) Laleman, of Rock Falls; daughters, Mary Beth Farber, and Marcia (Gregg) Swanson, both of Geneseo; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; sister, Jean Eyrich, of Prophetstown; and sister-in-law, Bonnie Vroman. Betty also is survived by Al’s family, whom she loved, Dan (Betty Jo) Vroman, Jim Vroman and Tom (Laurie) Vroman, all of Hillsdale; and their eight children and 15 grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Katherine; husband, Fred; second husband, Alvin; seven brothers; five sisters; and daughter-in-law, Bonnie Laleman.