Alice M. Betz, 80, Schnellville

Alice BetzAlice M. Betz, 80, of Schnellville, died Thursday (May 5) at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Jasper May 19, 1935, to Joseph and Elizabeth
(Schneider) Jahn. She married Alois “Ollie” Betz October 15, 1953, at Holy Family
Catholic Church in Jasper. He died February 4, 2006.

Alice retired from Kimball International – Jasper Furniture Company. She was member of St. Celestine Catholic Church in Celestine and its St. Anne’s Society. She enjoyed working with flowers, nature, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by three daughters, Paula Vaal and husband Gene, Celestine, Jeanne Merkley and husband Dick, St. Anthony, and Sharon Hassfurther and husband Kurt, Schnellville; two sons, Randall Betz, Schnellville, and Terry Betz and wife Debra, Celestine; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five sisters, Darlene Kordes, Bloomfield, Shirley Heichelbech, Evansville, Dottie Boeckman, Jasper, Ruthie Bohnert, Knightstown, and Sally Lee and husband Darrell, Huntingburg.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one brother; Bob Jahn, and three sisters; Martha Betz, Mary Goeppner, and Pat Durcholz.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at St. Celestine Church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Celestine Church, Northwood Good Samaritan, or to the wishes of the family. Online Condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Celestine Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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