Bettye Louise Boots O’Dell of Crawfordsville passed away Monday at her daughter’s home. She was 89.
Born July 12, 1929 in Darlington, she was the daughter of Kenneth J. Boots and Beulah R. Darrough Boots. She graduated from Shortridge High School and attended IU.
She married Boyd L. “Bud” O’Dell on June 25, 1949. He passed away Jan. 26, 2001.
Survivors include a son, Michael O’Dell of Chicago; daughter, Vicki O’Dell of Crawfordsville; son, Rob O’Dell of Carmel; daughter, Lisa O’Brien of Chicago; ten grandchildren, Cody Hoagland, Aaron Armstrong, Seth Armstrong, Elisa Perry, Wilfredo “Fred” Fernandez, Gesemia Mina, Samantha O’Dell, Katie O’Dell, Keelyn O’Brien and Kayleigh O’Brien; three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at Burkhart Funeral Home, 201 W. Wabash Avenue, led by Pastor Dorman Winger. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the service starts at 1 p.m.
Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery North.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st Street, Ste. 100, Indianapolis, Ind. 46209-4830.
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