Betty Eileen Stephan, 77, of Huntington, died at 2:35 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester.
Betty was born Aug. 26, 1934 in Huntington, the daughter of Emerson and Edith (Quinn) Rittenhouse.
She married Carl L. Stephan on July 14, 1950, in Andrews. He preceded her in death Dec. 11, 1998.
Betty farmed along side her husband in Polk Township, cooked at Kermitt’s Food Shop in Andrews and worked in production at General Tire in Wabash.
She played piano and was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Andrews.
Betty is survived by a son, Marty (Kari) Stephan of Andrews; three daughters, Karleen (Doug) Sheetz of Columbia City, Jody (George) Foster of Huntington and Fran (Mike) Felts of Andrews; two sisters, Inez (Robert) Fisher of Warsaw and Ruth (Henry “Perk”) Miller of Andrews; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Her parents, husband, a sister, Mary Howard; brothers Glenn Rittenhouse and Jay Dee Rittenhouse; and a half-sister, Alice Meadows, all preceded her in death.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bailey-Love Mortuary. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bailey-Love Mortuary with Pastor Larry Sheets officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Andrews.
Memorial contributions may be made to America Heart Association in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.baileylove.com . Bailey-Love Mortuary was honored to serve the Betty Eileen Stephan family.