Betty Lee Schmitz
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Betty Lee Schmitz, 88 of Evansville, passed away at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Angel River Health and Rehabilitation in Newburgh.
Betty was born April 24, 1925, in Evansville the daughter of Reverend Herbert and Hazel (Croft) Schmitz. She graduated from Barrett High School in Henderson, Ky., in 1947, received her Bachelor's Degree from Ouaschita College and her Masters Degree in Education from the University of Kentucky. Her life's work was as a school teacher, retiring in 1980 from Speechwood School in Ft. Mitchell, Ky.
Betty was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church where she served as librarian for over 15 years, and was presently a member of Northeast Park Baptist Church.
She is survived by her cousin, Lana (Barnett) Akin (Thomas), of Colo., and her dear friends and caregivers, Shirley Ragsdale and Sandra Fowler, both of Evansville. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Dolores Riggs.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2013, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel - 5330 Washington Avenue with Pastor Dan Sigler officiating. Private burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery.
Friends may call from 1 p.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. Friday at Boone Funeral Home - East Chapel.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Northeast Park Baptist Church, 1215 N. Boeke Rd., Evansville, IN 47711.
Condolences may be made to the family online at boonefuneralhome.net
Published in Courier Press on July 4, 2013