I know most about Betsy's gritty faith and goodness through David and Sarah, but on the occasions I met her she had the aura of one who has allowed the Holy Spirit to work deeply in her life...while keeping a sense of humor. May that same Spirit comfort her family and friends.
I think the word I would most like to describe Betsy is 'delightful'. She knew who she was and Whose she was, and communicated a great sense of joy to all who came in contact with her. And she was so wise and warm - a real blessing. We'll always remember her with thanksgiving to the Lord.
Dear David, Sarah and family, it is so sad to hear of your great loss. She was filled with such vitality, love and kindness. My memory of her makes me feel so very blessed to have met her. You all stay in my prayers always,
Although I have not made your acquaintance, Jack, I know and love your son David and his wife Sarah from our seminary in Claremont, CA. Given both David and Sarah's generous, loving hearts, it is clear that you have been an inspiration and source of the same affections. I am sorry for your loss at this time and want you to know our prayers in the seminary community are with you. Peace and love, Allison Cornell (Bloy House Seminary, Claremont CA)
In 1990, on the road and in my first year in Covenant Players, my road managers told me we would have the privilege of spending Easter with Betsy and Jack Kitch. What I've remembered most about that Easter all these years was how Betsy lavished upon us her hospitality (no holds barred), served us one of the most amazing roast legs of lamb I ever ate. That was my first Easter in the United States, and it has always stayed with me. You both welcomed me, a stranger into your home. You fed me to overflowing, you gave me something to drink (I'm sure it wasn't just water) and a bed, and as Jesus said "Whatever you have done to the least of these, you have done for me." "Well done, good and faithful servant." She will obviously be missed by so many. Alison Whismore