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DANVILLE - Bertha Betty Kirkpatrick, 99, of Danville, passed away at 9:34 a.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at North Logan Health Care Center in Danville.
Betty was born on May 15, 1918, in Greenup, Ill., the daughter of Benjamin and Bertha Gressel Shiels.
She married Clement Thomas Kirkpatrick on November 21, 1935. He preceded her in death on August 19, 1993.
Survivors include her children, Judy (Frank) Olinger of Danville, Ben (Diana) Kirkpatrick of Portland Arch, Ind., Tom Kirkpatrick of Danville, and Jean (Roy) Mercer of Geneseo, Ill.; one sister, Shirley (Lloyd) Athey of Casey; 11 grandchildren, Gary Williams, Gayle Williams, Paul Olinger Jr., Tommy Kirkpatrick, Angela Kirkpatrick, Nicole Hettsmanberger, Lisa Kallis, Doug Seimer, Todd Seimer, Vicky Mercer and Kirk Mercer; and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Reita Seimer; and seven brothers and sisters, Fred, Marian, Ivan, Gene, Robert, Mildred and Helen.
Betty attended Muncie Baptist Church in Oakwood and was a past member of the Elks Club. She enjoyed cooking and loved flowers and dancing. She enjoyed wintering in Bonita Springs, Fla., and loved to fish.
Betty also enjoyed going to watch her son play piano.
Funeral service: noon Saturday, January 20, at Muncie Baptist Church in Muncie with Pastor David Garver officiating. Burial in Stearns Cemetery at Fithian. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Saturday at Muncie Baptist Church.
Robison Chapel in Catlin is handling service details. Online condolences at www.robisonchapel.com
Published on January 16, 2018
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