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Betty H. Sendmeyer

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mrs. Betty H. Sendmeyer, 93, Greencastle, passed away Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, at the Asbury Towers Retirement Community.

Born June 12, 1918, in West Terre Haute, to Richard and Harriet (Evans) Howells, she was a 1936 graduate of Indiana State Laboratory School and a 1940 graduate of Indiana State Teacher's College, where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority.

Betty taught Latin and Home Economics at Cory and Idaville high schools before joining the Clay County Extension Service as a Home Demonstration Agent in Brazil in 1943.

She married Glendon Sendmeyer in 1946 and they moved to Greencastle in 1967.

She then joined the Putnam County Extension Service, retiring in 1988.

She was a member of the Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church; Merry Jills Extension Homemakers Club; Greencastle Women's Club; Progress History Club; and the Garden Club.

Survivors include her daughters Suzanne Ackermann, White Bear Lake, Minn., and Sally Laan and husband Remmert, Zionsville, grandchildren Andrew Ackermann and wife Jill Humston, Waterloo, Iowa, Derek Laan, Yanji, South Korea, and Christina Laan, West Lafayette, and great-grandson Asher Ackermann.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Memorial services will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at the Gobin United Methodist Church with the Rev. P.T. Wilson officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date at the Roselawn Cemetery, Terre Haute.

The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home have been entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Simpson St., or the Putnam County Extension Homemakers in care of Jackie Baumann, 209 W. Liberty St., Rm. 5, Greencastle, Ind., 46135.

Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.BittlesandHurt.com.