Created on Saturday, 12 January 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Betty Vernell Shepperd Keim, 86, of Bellefontaine, passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 10, 2013, at Logan Acres Care Center, Bellefontaine.
Betty was born in Gas City, Ind., on April 18, 1926, a daughter of the late Cloyd “Happy” and Nellie Hewitt Clark.
On Sept. 18, 1945, she married Keith A. Keim in Gas City and he preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Shepperd, and brother-in-law, Glenn Keim.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Michael) Young of Huntsville; two grandchildren, Taci Young and Mike Young; five great-grandchildren, Brooks Hodge, Christian Alltop, Ashton Karr, Austin Navarro and Aidan Navarro; two great-great-grandchildren, Mikayla Hodge and Chloe Hodge; sister-in-law, Ruth Shepperd of Gas City; and nieces and nephews.
She was a 1944 graduate of Gas City High School and member of Glenwood United Methodist Church in Wapakoneta.
A Past Matron of Wapakoneta Chapter 385 Order of the Eastern Star, she also was formerly active with Jobs Daughters, served as a mother adviser for Rainbow Girls and former member of the Gas City Fireman’s Auxiliary.
She enjoyed being with her family, fishing, sewing and crocheting.
The Rev. Bryan Meadows conducts a funeral at 4 p.m. Sunday at Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview, with visitation two hours prior, followed by an Order of Eastern Star service. Entombment of cremated remains will be in Grant Memorial Cemetery, Marion, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan Acres Activity Fund.
Express condolences at shoffstallfuneralhome.com.