Bettie Spesard

Posted 6/15/22

Bettie Jane Spesard, 83, of rural Paris, passed away at 7:06 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2022, in the loving company of her family on the family farm.

A service celebrating her life is 10 a.m. Saturday, …

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Bettie Spesard

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Bettie Jane Spesard, 83, of rural Paris, passed away at 7:06 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2022, in the loving company of her family on the family farm.

A service celebrating her life is 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at Templeton Funeral Home. Burial follows in Blue Grass Cemetery in Clark County.  Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 17, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Spesard was born May 2, 1939, in Marshall, the daughter of the late Emil and Florence Miller Garver. She was one of 11 children. She married Robert Spesard on April 18, 1958, in Paris, and he preceded her in death Oct. 10, 2013.

She is survived by three sons, Alan Spesard, Ronald Spesard and Roger Spesard (Sandy Grabow), all of Paris; two daughters, Roberta (Richard) White of Brazil, Ind., and Rebecca (James) Everman of Westerville, Ohio; one brother, Donald Garver of Clinton, Ind.; 10 grandchildren, Jessica (Mike) Walker, Michelle (Wesley) Sowell, Nicole Spesard, Veronica Witherspoon, Mary Beth (John) Stephens, Le Ann Spesard (David Beck), Katy (Shawn) Craig, Kaileb White, David Everman and Rachael Everman; 14 great-grandchildren, Devon, Drew, Clayton, Tiffany, Kayli, Kennedy, Jaylissa, Joshua, Mathew, Savannah, Mikayla, Beau, Kinsley, and Aiden; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Harry Garver, Mary Robinson, Marthel Mercer, Elizabeth Knight, Katherine Carpenter, Imojean McCarty, Dorothy Hulfacher, John Garver and Bill Garver; and daughter-in-law, Cindy Spesard.

Mrs. Spesard was devoted to her family, and her grandchildren were the apple of her eye. Her greatest expression of love was through her food and sewing. She always prepared a large meal when the family gathered and could often be found baking a family recipe with the grandkids. She stitched many outfits and costumes for those she loved over the years. She also enjoyed gardening and was an avid bird lover and will be remembered for her gentle spirit and always putting the needs of others before her own.

She was a 1957 graduate of Marshall High School and retired from Glassco in 2014. She was also employed with UO Colson Company, Indiana Sportswear, and owned High Knoll Dairy Farm with her husband for 35 years.

Memorial donations may be made to the Paris FFA Chapter.

Online condolences at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.