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Betty Joe MitchellPassing: September 6, 2020


Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Graveside Service

Thursday, September 10th @ 1:00 p.m.


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Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Thursday, September 10th @ 1:00 p.m.

BEDFORD – Betty Joe Mitchell, 89, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2020, at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper.

Born September 16, 1930, in Kingsport, Tennessee, she was the daughter of John Knox and Ruby Mae (Shipp) King.

Betty taught school five years in Tennessee, and then moved to Bedford and taught in the Bedford School System 37 ½ years.  She was a member of Englewood Baptist Church and Phi Beta Psi Sorority.

Linda (Scott) Turney
David (Pattie) Mitchell
Alyson (Randall) Trout, Jared (Lindsey) Turney, and Ryan Mitchell, Megan (Nick) Leavitt, and Kellie Mitchell
great grandchildren,
Ryan Trout,  and Porter and Oakley Turney
Patsy Norwood

Her parents and siblings, Margaret Selby, William King, and Thomas King, preceded her in death.

Graveside service was Thursday, September 10, with Pastor David Ferry officiating.   Entombment was in Cresthaven Memory Gardens.   A Celebration of Life will be at a later date.

Memorial Gifts: Englewood Baptist Church, 3118 Washington Avenue, Bedford, IN 47421

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18 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Greg Smith | http://Portland, Indiana
    Date: September 13, 2020
    Linda and David, sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. It's hard to even imagine the number of lives she touched in such a positive way. Much respect! Please accept my condolences.
  2. Guest: Rocky Escobedo | http://Bedford
    Date: September 13, 2020
    One of my favorite teachers of all. But way beyond this. A very kind n beautiful person. Rest in peace sweet spirit.
  3. Guest: Terry zThurman | http://The Villages, Fi
    Date: September 12, 2020
    David and Linda, Mrs. Mitchell was one of my teachers but she was also a friend. I got to know her better outside of the classroom and found that she was a wonderful person with a witty and fantastic personality. She had an infectious laugh and I really enjoyed knowing her. Please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss. Terry Thurman
  4. Guest: Vera Johnson | http://New Harmony, In
    Date: September 11, 2020
    Thinking of all of you as your loved one has left this earth to be peacefully joined with her family and friends that have preceded her in death. This beautiful woman will at last be at rest and know peace. . God bless the family as they say their goodbyes. , I am honored to have known her,
  5. Guest: Pam Baker Ikerd | http://Show Low, AZ
    Date: September 11, 2020
    Betty and her family were our neighbors when I was young. Linda use to take me church. So sorry to hear of Betty's passing.
  6. Guest: Connie Kattner | http://Leo, IN
    Date: September 11, 2020
    Mrs Mitchell taught with my dad for many years at Bedford Junior High. I was lucky enough to have her for english in 7th grade. I really enjoyed her class and am very sorry to hear of her passing. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.
  7. Guest: Mark and Karen Huntington | http://North Manchester, IN
    Date: September 11, 2020
    Our condolences on the loss of your mother, Linda. Our thoughts are with you.
  8. Guest: Melanie A Wagoner | http://Bedford, Indiana
    Date: September 11, 2020
    Betty "Mrs. Mitchell" was one of my favorite teachers. Her no nonsense teaching methods were so intimidating-at first- just to find out she was such a kind sweetheart. I loved her and so did many other students. This world is a better place because we were taught by this wonderful lady!
  9. Guest: Lois M Gray | http://Mount Vernon
    Date: September 11, 2020
    We always loved seeing Betty at family parties and holidays, especially when our kids and Turney children were younger. Her smile was contagious, her wit was sharp, and her kindness was wonderful. Our sympathy to our special friends.
  10. Guest: Mary Ellen Shipp Birdwell | http://Kingsport, Tennessee
    Date: September 11, 2020
    Family of Betty Joe Mitchell, so sorry to hear of Ms. Betty Joe’s passing. She was a great gal. Always had that beautiful, dimple smile for everyone. Praying that God’s loving presence will surround you with peace and comfort during this difficult time. Mary Ellen Shipp Birdwell Carole Shipp Carroll First Cousins in Kingsport, Tennessee
  11. Guest: Cate Paledino | http://Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: September 11, 2020
    Mrs. Mitchell's presence in my life was profound. No words can relay the impact she had on my adolescent and young adult development. I still default to a Mrs. Mitchell piece of wisdom threading through my memories. This fine teacher made a significant difference to me. By extension, she makes a difference to my children and grandchildren. Well done, Mrs. Mitchell! This one earns you a celestial sticker.
  12. Guest: Barbara Terry | http://Bedford, IN
    Date: September 11, 2020
    Betty Joe was my English teacher when I was in the 8th grade at Oolitic. I enjoyed her so much. Her southern accent was a delight especially when she said the word 'hurricane'. I loved it! I saw her years later in a local store. She spoke and called me by name. I couldn't believe that she recognized and remembered me. I know you'll miss her.
  13. Guest: Terri Briscoe | http://Bedford, IN
    Date: September 11, 2020
    I remember you mom& grandma in school & in Sorority. She was always kind to me. Thoughts & Prayers ✝♥
  14. Guest: Rhonda Thurman Dumond | http://Springville IN
    Date: September 11, 2020
    Mrs. Mitchell was my English teacher at Bedford Junior High School. She was one of my favorite teachers. She always made learning fun and was a wonderful teacher and person.
  15. Guest: Scott Kleindorfer | http://Bedford, IN
    Date: September 11, 2020
    My 6th grade English teacher at Parkview. Condolences to the family.
  16. Guest: Carrie Bechner Kirk | http://Bedford, IN
    Date: September 11, 2020
    Betty was my study hall teacher in the 8th grade. Many moons ago. I loved to hear her southern accent when she spoke to the class. She was a very nice person, with a great sense of humor.
  17. Guest: janet sparks | http://Solsberry
    Date: September 11, 2020
    Condolences from the Olive Campbell and Doris Garden Families. She was a dear friend to both Olive and Doris and will be greatly missed.
  18. Guest: Alan Pinney | http://Orleans
    Date: September 11, 2020
    I am so sorry for your loss. Betty was such a sweet lady. I met Betty some years ago at Bliss Place and enjoyed visiting with her when I was able to get there.