Betty J. Drexler, 86, Jasper

Betty J. Drexler, 86, of Jasper, died Saturday, January 25, at Northwood Good Samaritan Retirement Center in Jasper. She was born in Huntingburg  February 15, 1933, to Ben and Stella (Zink) Heidorn. She married Donald Drexler November 14, 1953. He died August 20, 1991.

Betty retired as the art teacher at Southbridge High School after over 20 years of teaching. She received her master’s degree from Indiana University and her bachelor degree from Oakland City University. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Holland, where she sang in the choir, and the Dubois County Art Guild. She enjoyed music and sang in local nursing homes with her family group, Generations. She loved her family, her animals, her flower garden, and scrabble.

She is survived by two daughters, Darcy Wadsworth and Stephanie Stark, both of Huntingburg; one son, John Drexler, Jasper; three grandchildren, Jason Wadsworth and wife Andrea, Chad Wadsworth, and Jennifer Stark and fiancé Andy Ripplinger; two sisters, Ruth Neuman, Huntingburg, and Karen Tierney; one brother, Steven Heidorn and wife Judy, Jasper; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by three sisters, Evelyn Kehrer and Dorothy and Marcella Miller; and two brothers, Robert and Gerald Heidorn.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Paul’s Church. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Pastor Debbie Roe will officiate. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery in Huntingburg.

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