Betty was a great neighbor. She was my buddy. We would play rumikub sometimes when we were both bored. So sad to see her leave here but know it was best for her. We still talk about her sometimes. She was very well liked here by everyone. We all miss her.
The Catholic Funeral Rite says that life is changed, not ended. Mrs. Stahl’s life has surely changed, but she lives on through the beautiful legacy she created in her children and grandchildren. From her fiery hair and love of dance and music, to the lifetime of memories given to those around her, she continues to live through her family and friends. Though she’s passed on, this “red-headed grandma” will be remembered and celebrated by those who love her. I’m so grateful to have had the chance to meet her several times through the Swaney’s, and always appreciated how encouraging and kind she was. She will be sorely missed, which is a testament to life she led. Sending all my love to the Swaney’s and Stahl’s.
Suellen and family: My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I spoke with your mother often during your years at Central High School when you were in my French class. She was delightful, so kind and just the most supportive parent I had the pleasure of working with. I remember how proud of you she was. I think of you often and of the wonderful students I had at CHS. God bless you and your family during this time.
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Betty Ann Stahl, 90, passed away on November 24th, 2020. She was born February 18th, 1930 to Henry August and Ola Mae Bruning in Evansville, Indiana.
Betty was a loving person and a social butterfly. She was a graduate of Central High School, Class of 1947. She was an avid bowler and member of the Women’s International Bowling Congress and American Bowling Congress. She bowled in tournaments in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas where her teams were the league champions on a number of occasions. She was the President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Chapter 427 and was later named Mother for the Chapter. She was also a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Owls. She was a member of St. Lucas United Church of Christ where she served on the Church Council, taught Sunday school, and sang in the choir.
Betty worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for Strouse’s; Don Stucki Construction; Board of Public Works; Grimm Lumber; Lynn, Wright, Evans, and Daily Attorneys; and St. John’s Church in downtown Evansville. She was a talented dancer who loved to square and swing dance with her husband. She liked to play cards, especially Clabber, and was a member of several Clabber leagues over the years. She also liked to play board games of any kind. She loved adventure and travel. Most importantly, she loved spending time with her friends and family. The greatest joys of her life were her children and grandchildren.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband Glenn Edward Stahl; son, Gregory Alan Stahl, her parents Henry August and Ola Mae Bruning and her brothers Henry August Bruning, Jr., Bob, Barney, and Harold Derrington.
Betty is survived by her sons, Jeffrey Glenn Stahl (Lesley) of Chandler, Indiana and Scott Bruning Stahl of Palastine, Texas; daughter Suellen Beth Swaney (Bob) of Greenwood, Indiana; granddaughter, Kathrynn Scarlett Swaney; and grandson, Glenn William Swaney, both of Greenwood, Indiana; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2020 from 4pm-7pm. Services will be held on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 1pm in the Chapel at Sunset Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Lucas UCC, 33 West Virginia Street, Evansville, IN 47710.
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