Betty Jean Schmidt, 85, Jasper

Betty Jean Schmidt, 85, of Jasper, died Thursday, April 2, at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born in Jasper June 3, 1934, to  Walter and Ella Mae (Frank) Henke. She married John Fredrick Schmidt September 15, 1956, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Betty was a stay at home mother, a nurse’s aide, and a secretary for Mauck Supply for 26 years. She was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper and its Ladies Sodality, and the home economics club through 4-H. She enjoyed her family, supporting her children and grandchildren through their sporting events, and playing Blitz and Yahtzee.

Surviving are her husband, John Schmidt; two daughters, Debbie Berger, Jasper, and Denise McCrary and husband Ray, Payson, Arizona; one son, Greg Schmidt and wife Sue, Jasper; six grandchildren,  Nichole (Josh) Peter, Adam Schmidt, Lauren (Luke) Keller, Jessica (Jason) Cava, Stuart Berger, and Jason Gress; eight great-randchildren, Jude, Roman, Vivian, and August Peter, Noel and Maren Keller, and Mason and Easton Cava.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one son, Gary Schmidt, and one brother, Don Henke.

Private funeral services will be held at Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home in Jasper with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Precious Blood Church or to a favorite charity. Sympathy cards can be mailed to her husband, John Schmidt at Legacy Living in Jasper. Online condolences can be shared at