Betty Jane (Mitchell) Hiatt, 88, Westminster Village, Terre Haute, formerly a long-time resident of Clay City, passed away at Davis Gardens July 17, 2011.
She was born in Clay City Aug. 3, 1922, the daughter of Paul W. and Ruth L. (Goshorn) Mitchell.
Betty married John Hiatt March 21, 1943.
Betty graduated from Clay City High School with the class of 1940 and Indiana Business College two years later.
She worked with her husband and father at Mitchell and Hiatt Insurance Real Estate Agency as their office manager and agent until retiring in 1988.
Betty was also a caregiver to several family members and friends.
During her lifetime, Betty was involved in many community and professional organizations, some of which include First Brethren Church, Order of Eastern Star of Clay City, Clay County 4-H, Harrison Township 4H, as well as Professional Insuance Agents of America.
Betty was an avid pianist and vocalist who enjoyed playing for the church at Westminster Village. Betty enjoyed traveling with her husband John, having traveled abroad and taken many cruises. Other hobbies were sewing and golf.
She was preceded in death by her husband John, infant son Stephen Paul Hiatt, granddaughter Ruth Webb, and sister Dorothy Ellen Halberstadt.
She is survived by her daughters Joanna Deeter (Ray), Evansville, and Jill Stettler (Chad), Driggs, Idaho, grandchildren Michael Ray Deeter, Jennifer Mae Webb (Scott), Andrew Jay Deeter (Sharadeth), Brad Alan Stettler, and Julie Ann Hastings (Eric), and great-grandchildren Shiloh, Josiah and Selah Webb, Piper and Riley Hastings.
Services will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, Clay City, Thursday, July 21, 2011, at 6 p.m., with Dr. Robert Clouse and Pastor Ray Deeter officiating.
Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday, from 4 p.m., until time of services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Giddeons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, Tenn., 37214, or www.gideons.org.
Visit www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.