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Betty J. Elder

January 26, 1931 ~ February 11, 2021 (age 90)


Betty J. Elder, 90, passed away February 11, 2021 at Perry County Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Hawesville, KY on January 26, 1931 the daughter of Murray and Elizabeth Mitchell, her mother passed away at the time of her birth and she was adopted by her uncle Dewey Glover and his wife Lois who are both deceased. She married Harold Elder on May 28, 1949 who preceded her in death on April 4, 2017 after 67 years of marriage. In addition to her parents and hr husband she is preceded in death by a sister, Ceclia Dugger a brother, Keith Mitchell and a grandson, Eric Elder.

She is survived by her children, Michael (Becky) Elder, Cathy (Randall) Sandage her grandchildren, Brett Elder, Kristen Elder, Brian Sandage, Lisa Swank (Eric), six great grandchildren, Elizabeth Courtland, Tyler, Sammy, Isaac and Cash and much loved nieces and nephews; a brother Dennis Glover of New Jersey and two half brothers, William and Eddie Mitchell.

She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family and especially enjoyed the Christmas season, traveling and loved her years at their Rough River Cabin called Persimmon Ridge.

She retired from the Tell City Clinic after 21 years and was a member of Deer Creek Baptist Church by Baptism and Faith.

As per Betty's wishes there will be no service and burial will be next to her husband in Deer Creek Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Deer Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

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