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Bettye Jerrel

Evansville, Indiana

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Bettye Lou (Baird) JerrelEvansville, Ind.Bettye Lou (Baird) Jerrel, 86, of Evansville, Ind., passed away peacefully, Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at her home.Bettye Lou was an educator, a politician and a government leader. She was a good mother and we are going to miss her, John and A.J.Burial...

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Thinking of you, Cindy. ❤
Corliss

Mrs. Jerrel was a thoughtful supporter of informal education at the Evansville Museum in the 1980's and a member of it's Science Committee.

Cindy and John,
Very caring, loyal, family first, Bettye Lou was a strong and powerful pioneer for women in particular and all people in general, a staunch patriot who tirelessly and unselfishly worked to make individuals, families, cities, states, and America stronger and better.
Because of her labor, we are a better people.
Indeed, for my family, she was always there.
With deep condolences and heavy hearts.
Tim Baize, nephew
Hajja Riffert
Jonah Baize

Mrs. Jerrel was our neighbor and also my science teacher at Washington Grade School. What a kind and wonderful lady. I have many memories of growing up on Adams Avenue and knowing the Jerrel family is among my memories. My dad loved John and enjoyed many a laugh with him while walking. God bless you during this time.

Dear John and Cindy,
I was sorry to read of Bettye Lou's passing. I could not have asked for better neighbors. Broc and Bettye Lou always took care of me. Bettye Lou taught me a lot. I enjoyed our bike rides and seeing my buddy, A.J. keep watch at the window. I'll share the best memory of Bettye Lou coming to my rescue. I was due to board a flight to Florida to run my first marathon. However, the night before, I was rushed to the ER at St. Mary's. They wanted to admit me! It was around...

The news of Bettye Lou's passing has left me with a huge hole in my heart. For the better part of two generations, she was one of Evansville's most important leaders. And, of course, people in many corners of Indiana would say the same. She was a mentor and teacher and supporter for me in more ways than I can describe here. God bless you, my dear friend. I look forward to seeing you on the other side.