Betty Jean Schmidt, age 85, of Jasper

Betty Jean Schmidt, age 85, of Jasper, Indiana, passed away at 9:09 a.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2020, at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper.   

Betty was born in Jasper, Indiana, on June 3,  1934, to  Walter and Ella Mae (Frank) Henke.  She married John Fredrick Schmidt on September 15, 1956 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.   In her early years, Betty was a stay at home mother and then a nurses aid. She later became a secretary for Mauck Supply for 26 years.   She was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church, the Lady Sodality and the home economics club through the 4-H.   She enjoyed her family and supporting her children and grandchildren through their sporting events. She enjoyed playing Blitz and Yahtzee.   

Surviving are her husband, John Schmidt, Jasper, Indiana, two daughters, Debbie Berger, Jasper, IN, Denise (Ray) McCrary, Payson, Arizona, one son, Greg (Sue) Schmidt, Jasper, IN, and six grandchildren,  Nichole (Josh) Peter, Adam Schmidt, Lauren (Luke) Keller, Jessica (Jason) Cava, Stuart Berger, Jason Gress, eight great-grandchildren, Jude, Roman, Vivian and August Peter, Noel and Maren Keller, Mason and Easton Cava.   Preceding her in death was one son Gary Schmidt, and one brother Don Henke.     

Private funeral services will be held at Becher-Kluesner Funeral Home in Jasper, Indiana, with burial at Fairview Cemetery in Jasper.   Memorial contributions may be made to Precious Blood Catholic Church or to a favorite charity. Sympathy cards may be mailed to her husband, John Schmidt at Legacy Living in Jasper, IN.