Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” (Barth) Stearns, age 89, of Evansville, IN, passed away Monday, May 8, 2023, at Heart to Heart Hospice Inpatient Center.
Betsy was born February 23, 1934, in Owensboro, KY, to the late William A. and Mary S. (Brinkmann) Barth. She was a 1952 graduate of Bosse High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree from Indiana University. She retired in 1991 from the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation after 29 years of teaching Business and English at North and Central High Schools.
At Indiana University, her honorary memberships included Pi Lamba, Theta Delta, Pi Epsilon, and Beta Gamma Sigma. She was a member of the National Education Association, the Indiana Retired Teachers Association, the Indiana State Teachers Association, the Evansville Retired Teachers Association, the Association for Career and Technical Education, and the Evansville Duplicate Bridge Club. Betsy was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Betsy is survived by her daughter, Marcia Stearns of Evansville, IN.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 12, 2023, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue with Reverend Holly Rankin Zaher officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 11, 2023, and from 9:00 a.m. until service time, Friday, May 12, 2023, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel.
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