She was born June 11, 1942, in Vigo County, the daughter of Edgar Fenton "Snap" Hilbert and Hazel (Mann) Hilbert.
She graduated from Otter Creek High School.
As a young woman, she worked at The Meis Store and then later at Columbia Records in the office.
Betty started working at Great Dane Trailers in 1977 and dedicated much of her life and loyalty to them. She enjoyed all of her buddies in the plant and office. She knew no strangers.
She enjoyed golfing and frequently played in golf scrambles with all her pals, who fought to have her on their team. She will be remembered for her kindness, her role as "peacemaker" and for her signature closing of "Best Love, Betty."
The family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses at the Hux Cancer Center, including Chaplin Sister Betty Hopf. Also, the caring staff at Union Hospital Critical Care.
Betty is survived by her children Tia Bennett and husband Will, Sandy Hook, Va., and Todd Trinajstick, Brazil, grandchildren Brittney Kimbro, Devin Trinajstick, Andrew Kimbro, Hannah Kimbro, Gavyn Trinajstick, Breanna Trinajstick, and Gage Trinajstick, sisters Sandy Auler, Riley, Ind., and Marybeth "John" Barksdale and husband Denny, Brazil, nieces Shari Fox and husband Jeff, and Kim Butts and husband Kent, great-nephew Torey Fox, great-nieces Kenzi and Dallas Butts, her former son-in-law Ray Kimbro, Aunt Edna Browning, Bluefield, Va., cousin Steve and Tomiesue Hilbert, Carmel, Ind., and many extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial service will take place today at 7 p.m., at French Funeral Home, with special friends Marty and Leah Schuch assisting with the service. Friends may gather from 6-7 p.m., to visit and reminisce.
At her request, cremation will take place.
Post a heart of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhom-e.com
It is suggested that memorial contributions be directed to the Hux Cancer Center, 1530 N. 7th St., Terre Haute, 47804.
Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.