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Kathryn "Kate" (Schipper) Betz

October 31, 1921 ~ May 14, 2020 (age 98)

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Kathryn “Kate” Betz, 98, of Huntington, IN, died on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at the Heritage Pointe of Huntington.

 Kate was born on October 31, 1921, in Roann, IN, Wabash County, to Herman and Ruth (Baker) Schipper. Her parents preceded her in death.  She married Carl E. Betz on December 19, 1942, and he preceded her in death on February 6, 1997.

Kate was a 1939 graduate of South Whitley High School.  She was a cook at Huntington Hospital, Huntington College, and at Huntington North High School for 19 years.  She also worked at GE in Fort Wayne, and Camp Dick Runyan as a housecleaner.   She was a member of Central Christian Church in Huntington, Eastern Star, past Art Guild member, Women’s Fellowship, Cub Scout Leader and an Elder life-time member of the church.

She is survived by one son, Garland (Sharon) Betz, Huntington, IN; 6 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

Along with her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one daughter, Janet Johnston; two brothers, Homer Schipper, John Schipper; three sisters, Marie Sickafoose, Lois Buffington, and Velma Johnson.

The family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Huntington, IN.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Indiana Talking Book Library, in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington IN 46750.

McElhaney- Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN, is in charge of arrangements. On line condolences: www.mcelhaneyhartfuneralhome.com

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Graveside Service
May 19, 2020

2:00 PM
Mt. Hope Cemetery, Huntington


Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library
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Tel: 1-260-356-3320
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