Betty Jean Ebbinghous, 86

Betty Jean Ebbinghous, 86, of rural North Manchester died at 11:45 a.m. Friday, May 1, 2015, at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester. 

She was born July 30, 1928 in LaPorte County, to Floyd and Reatha (Smith) Hartzler.

Betty was a 1947 graduate of Akron High School.  She married Robert F. “Bob” Ebbinghous in Laketon, on July 29, 1951; he died Aug. 20, 1995.  She and her husband Bob sold Christmas trees for over 30 years at their residence west of North Manchester where they lived 64 years. She enjoyed spending time on her lawn mower, making crafts and flower gardening. 

Betty was a vendor several years at local craft shows.  She also loved her yearly trips to Mackinac Island, Michigan with her two daughters.

Betty is survived by her two daughters Sandy Ebbinghous and Carol Ebbinghous, both of North Manchester, who were lucky to be her best friends, and will miss her greatly.  She is also survived by seven sisters and one brother. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, half brother, and half sister.

Visitation and funeral services for Betty were Monday, May 4, 2015, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main St.,

North Manchester, with Pastor Sebrena Cline officiating. 

Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester.  Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Preferred Memorials are to Peabody Retirement Community Transitional Care Unit.


Posted on 2015 May 04