Betty Carol Wilderman, 89, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 at her home.

Born March 2, 1921 in Princeton, she was the daughter of George and Edna (McAfee) Wilderman.   

She graduated from Princeton High School in 1938 and from Indiana University in 1942 with a degree in sociology. In 1945, she graduated from Watchmaker School at Bradley University and then worked for the Republic War Plant in Evansville making P-47 fighter planes. She returned to Bloomington and was employed as a watchmaker for Cooper Jewelry. 

When it closed in 1960, she served as a case worker for child welfare in Marion, Bartholomew County and Monroe counties until her retirement in 1975.  She was a former member of the First United Methodist Church and St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bloomington, the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Indianapolis and Noblesville United Methodist Church. Most recently she was a member of Unity of Bloomington. She also had been involved for many years with the spiritual organization, Camps Farthest Out.

Survivors include many extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Private graveside services will be on Monday and a memorial service is planned at a later date.