Bette L. Fitch, 79

Bette L. Fitch, 79, North Manchester, passed away on May 23, 2021 at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester.

The only daughter of Sherman E. and Isabel C. (Schenkel) Rosen, Bette was born on Oct. 14, 1941 in Huntington.

Bette was a graduate of Urbana High School class of 1960. On June 15, 1979 Bette married DeWayne Fitch. The two brought their own children into the marriage but became one family, and Bette thought of her stepchildren as her own.

During their nearly thirty-four years together, Bette worked as a cook at Manchester High School, starting in 1979 and later retiring in 2007. DeWayne and Bette enjoyed their time together, especially going camping. Sadly, on April 23, 2013 Bette felt the heartache of losing DeWayne to Heaven.

A member of Congregational Christian Church in North Manchester, Bette was a strong Christian woman. She was a role model for how people should be, always giving and caring for those around her. When it came to her family, her grandchildren always held a special place in her heart. For Bette, life was all about her family and showing them the correct way to do things.

The loving memory of Bette L. Fitch will be forever cherished by her son, Bret J. (Michelle) Bechtold, North Manchester; daughter, Beth R. (David) Wampler, North Manchester; sons, Timothy (Cindy) Fitch, Warren, and Edwin (Lori) Fitch, Urbana; daughters, Pamela S. Taylor, Tennessee, and Jane E. (Michael) Clark, North Manchester; brother, James Rosen, Wabash; twelve grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Bette was preceded in death by her parents, Sherman and Isabel Rosen; husband, DeWayne Fitch; and brother, Lowell Rosen.

Family and friends may call Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 28, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with calling starting at 10:00 a.m. at McKee Mortuary. Pastor Sebrena Cline and Pastor J.P. Freeman will officiate. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, County Road 300 East and County Road 1000 North, Servia, Indiana.

For those wishing to honor the memory of Bette L. Fitch, memorial contributions may be made to the Congregational Christian Church, 310 North Walnut Street, North Manchester, Indiana 46962 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 East 91 Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240.

The family of Bette L. Fitch has entrusted McKee Mortuary with care and final arrangements.

Posted on 2021 May 26