OBITUARY

Betty L. Spaulding Buskirk

February 18, 1924January 28, 2013

BETTY L. BUSKIRK, 88, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, Jan. 29, 2013, at The Cedars Retirement Center. Born Feb. 18, 1924, in Bloomington, she was a daughter of William and Minnie (Goodpas ture) Spaulding. Betty was a 1942 graduate of Bloomington High School. She was a lifelong member of McDoel Baptist Church. After moving to Fort Wayne in 2005, she enjoyed reading the McDoel Newsette and Herald Times to keep up with her beloved Bloomington and Indiana Hoosiers. Betty was employed by RCA during World War II, Sarkes Tarzian Enterprises, and from 1974 to1989 by Indiana University. She was known affectionately as "Mom" by thousands of students, including basketball and football players who dined at McNutt and experienced her love, concern and encouragement. Survivors include her son, Ronald L. (Linda) Buskirk of Fort Wayne; daughter, Jayma Eagans of Bloomington; grandchildren, Ronald L. (Renee) Buskirk II of Fort Wayne, Brian Baker and Lois Baker, both of Bloomington and Barbara Koch of Gahanna, Ohio; grand-daughter-in-law, Cindy Baker of Bloomington; one great-granddaughter, Dominica Vasquez of Gahanna, Ohio; three great-grandsons, Ronald L. Buskirk III of Fort Wayne, Bill (Jamie) Baker and Eli Baker, both of Bloomington; and great-great-grandson, Brandon of Bloomington. She was preceded in death by her parents; two infant brothers; and grandson, Jay Baker. Service is 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at McDoel Baptist Church, 1008 S. Rogers St., Bloomington, with visitation from 1 to 3 p.m. Interment will be at a later date in Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Ind. Memorials may be given to McDoel Baptist Church or Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home. Arrangements by Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 2, 2013
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Betty L. Spaulding Buskirk

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Lyle & Pam

February 2, 2013

Dear Ron & Linda and Family
It's never easy losing "The Mom". Your dedication to her was inspiring.

Lonnie Maggart

January 31, 2013

Dearest Ron, Linda, Jayma & Family,

We are indeed saddened to learn of Betty's passing. We know the days will be difficult and pray that you find peace and comfort.
I am confident I speak for one and all (of) the Fort Wayne Valley Scottish Rite (that) we too have lost a "member" of our family. However,we are steadfast in our knowledge that Betty now resides in the loving arms of the Lord.
We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers,

Respectfully,
Officers & Members, Fort Wayne Valley - Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite
Lonnie Maggart, MSA - Hospitalier

Cheryl Harrison

January 31, 2013

Ron and Linda,

Larry and I are so very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. With her belief in God we know where she is; as she is not lost. We shall keep your family in prayer as you work thru living your lives without the physical present of Ms. Betty

January 31, 2013

Ron and Linda so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your family.
Sue and Lance Garver

Dick Isenhour

January 30, 2013

Ron and Linda: You and the entire Buskirk family are in our thoughts and prayers. -- Dick and Karen Isenhour

Roberta Cohen

January 30, 2013

I worked in the McNutt Dining Hall in 1976-77 and remember Betty very fondly. She was fabulous! My sincerest condolences to your family at this sad time.

January 30, 2013

SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. GOD PROMISES US THAT WE WILL SEE OUR LOVED ONES AGAIN, MAY YOU FIND COMFORT IN KNOWING THAT HE IS WITH YOU NOW.

BILL & PAT ANTHIS

January 30, 2013

Ron & Linda: We extend our sympathy in your sorrow. Bill & Pat Anthis

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