Obituary: Betty Joe Mitchell

September 16, 1930 – September 6, 2020

Betty Joe Mitchell, 89, of Mitchell, 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.

Survivors include her children, Linda (Scott) Turney, David (Pattie) Mitchell; grandchildren,  Alyson (Randall) Trout, Jared (Lindsey) Turney, and Ryan Mitchell, Megan (Nick) Leavitt, and Kellie Mitchell; great-grandchildren, Ryan Trout,  and Porter and Oakley Turner; sister, 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 can be made in Betty’s memory to Englewood Baptist Church, 3118 Washington Avenue, Bedford, IN 47421

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