Lebanon Reporter

Obituaries

October 22, 2012

Bette J. Blackwell

Brazil

Bette J. Blackwell

1929-2012

Bette Jean Blackwell, 83, passed away Saturday Oct. 20, 2012, at St. Vincent Clay Hospital in Brazil.

Bette was born Feb. 23, 1929, in Greensfork, to Willis and Mona Fulwider.

She graduated Lebanon High School before marrying Bob Blackwell.

After raising three children, Bette graduated from ISU with a bachelor’s degree in English and later a master’s degree in reading. Bette taught for Clay Community Schools for 17 years. She also was an accomplished artist, poet and bread baker.

Bette was a member of the First Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Blackwell; son, Steve Blackwell; and sister, Patti Fulwider.

Survivors include daughters, Melodie (Dave) Staley of Brazil and Becky Stewart of Terre Haute; daughter-in-law, Margie Blackwell of Punta Gorda, Fla.; grandchildren, Phebe Westby, Japhy Blackwell, Carrie Hussey, Staci McIntyre, Brian Stewart, Jenni Mesanovic and Jared Staley; seven great-grandchildren; and cherished Yorkie, Cupid.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Moore Funeral Home in Brazil, 142 N. Washington St., Brazil, IN 47834. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church or the Humane Society.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.moorefuneralhomes.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries

Featured items
Click below to browse and order photos


Photos from June 2014

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide