Melanie Ann Betts, 48, of Kokomo, died Nov. 20, 2021 at St. Vincent Heart Center in Carmel. She was born July 23, 1973 in Marion to Melvin Betts and Pachia (Fauber) Redington.
Melanie was a 1992 graduate of Frankfort High School. She moved to Kokomo with her mother and stepfather in 2014. She was an avid Cubs fanatic, IU fan, Bears, Colts and Notre Dame Football fan. Melanie was a participant in Clinton County Special Olympics and Howard County Special Olympics where she was awarded the Mental Attitude Award in Bowling. She loved her Special Olympics friends she made over the years. Melanie was recognized by many and was known for always wearing her Cubs hat.
Melanie is survived by her mother and stepfather, Pachia and Alan Redington of Kokomo; father and stepmother, Melvin and Rita Betts of Frankfort; sister, Courtney (Jeremy) Burton of Kokomo; stepsister, Kristi (Jeff) Mann of Wanamaker; stepbrother, Dustin Redington of Frankfort; grandmother, Mary Betts of Marion; eight nieces and nephews that she loved and adored; uncles, Mike (Karen) Fauber of Greentown, David (Georgia) Fauber of Amboy, David (Sandy) Redington of Frankfort, Jerry (Mary) Redington of Greencastle, Duaine Ashcraft of Van Buren and Kent Martin of Jacksonville, Georgia; and her aunts, Hope Redington of Frankfort, Marolyn (Steve) Turner of Fowlerton and Carolyn (David) Ring of Marion.
She was preceded in death by grandmothers, Mary Fauber and Jean Redington; grandfathers, Ray A. Fauber Jr. and Carl A. Betts; one uncle, Richard Redington; and two aunts, Ellen Ashcraft and Donna Martin.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Clinton County Crematory and Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort are assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Clinton County Special Olympics, P.O. Box 102, Rossville, IN 46065 or Howard County Special Olympics, 2707 N. Dixon Rd, Kokomo, IN 46901. Please visit goodwinfuneralhome.com, where you may leave a message for the family.