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Betty Jane (Phelps) Lewis, 77, of Mt. Vernon, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at Deaconess Hospital Main Campus.


(She was born 5 Jul 1935)

Betty loved to cook, play bingo, and spend time with her family and friends. She never met a stranger. She worked at the White House Day Care Center for many years. Betty was a member of the American Legion Post 5 and the V.F.W. Post 1114 Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Bob, sons; Rob Lewis of Mt. Vernon and Chris and his wife Mary Ellen Lewis of Evansville, grandson, Marc Lewis of Mt. Vernon, sisters; Rozanne Bryant and Carolyn Sue Tinsley both of Mt. Vernon; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Mary (Effinger) Phelps, brothers, Bill and Fred (Junior) Phelps; sisters Lorene Reeves, Mary Catherine Garrett, Imogene Utley, and Marjorie Turner.

Visitation will be
Monday, January 28, 2013 from 2-8 p.m. at Ziemer Funeral Home Central Chapel, 626 First Ave., Evansville, IN 47710.

Funeral services will be at
10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in
Bellefontaine Cemetery.