Betty Louise Baer

27 March, 193126 May, 2021

Betty Louise Baer, 90, of Greenwood, Indiana, passed away on May 26, 2021. She was born on March 27, 1931 in Springfield, Illinois to the late Frank and Chloe Jabusch. As a child, Betty had a dog named Ginger and enjoyed the companionship of her sister, Shirley. As a young woman, she graduated with an Associates Degree from William Woods College in Missouri. Betty worked as an administrative assistant in Colorado and lived in Chicago while volunteering for Lutheran Homefinders Association. Introduced by a German matchmaker at Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Betty met and fell in love with a Lutheran pastor, Rev. Garland Baer. Betty and Garland married in September 1959 and promptly started a family. Raising four children and being a minister’s wife kept Betty more than busy while living in Merrillville and then Greenwood, IN. A ministry calling at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Lawrenceburg (Greendale), IN for 26 years, was a time of fond memory-making for the Baer family. Moving back to Greenwood in 1989, Betty and Garland enjoyed ministering at Advent Lutheran Church, travelling, visits with family, and grandparenting. Widowed in 2006, Betty appreciated the care and support of her children for the next 15 years. A woman of deep Christian faith, Betty has been a member of Bethany Lutheran Church for more than 25 years.

Betty was, is, and always shall be loved by those who know her best -- Her four children, Rebecca (Baer)(Morgan) Simon, Timothy Baer, Rachel (Baer) Myers, and Thomas Baer; and her two grandchildren, Tabitha Faith Baer and Jakob Myers.

Mourning her departure but, rejoicing in her entering into the presence of her Creator and Savior, all who have known Betty are invited to a funeral service on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4702 S. East Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46227, with a visitation time beginning at 12:00 PM. Everyone is asked to wear a face mask at Betty’s funeral. Interment will take place at Oak Ridge Cemetery, in Springfield, Illinois, on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 12:30 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church’s Daycare Program.

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