Betty L. Schoeff

February 9, 1923April 10, 2018
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Betty L. (Cowin) Schoeff, 95 of Huntington passed away at 8:47 pm on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester. Betty was a 1940 graduate of Huntington Township High School. She had worked at the City Water Department for 10 years, at H.K. Porter for many years; she also worked as the executive secretary for the Huntington Memorial Hospital for 6 years, retiring in the mid 1980’s. Betty was also a volunteer at Parkview Huntington Hospital for over 20 years. She was a life member of the Eastern Star and Women of the American Legion; she was also a member of the Penguin Club, St. Peter’s First Church and was past president of Church Women’s United. She loved to fish and have get-together’s with her family.

Betty was born on February 9, 1923 in Huntington, the daughter of Roy and Eva (Roth) Cowin.

She was united in marriage to Wallace E. Schoeff on December 21, 1941 in Huntington. Wallace preceded her in death on January 23, 1998.

Survivors include a son: Donald (Ruth) Schoeff of Huntington; a daughter: Kathy (Mike) Hamm of Martinsville, IN; eleven grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren and fifteen great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son: Jim Schoeff; a sister: Helen Prough and a brother: Charles Cowin.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, Indiana.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 10:30 am with one hour of visitation prior to the service at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel with Pastor Zen Hess and Pastor Richard Strick officiating.

Interment will be at the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made out to Indiana Elks Charity for Cancer Research, Multiple Sclerosis Association or to St. Peter’s First Church all in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.


  • Donald Schoeff, Son
  • Kathy Hamm, Daughter
  • Roy Cowin, Father
  • Eva Cowin, Mother
  • Jim Schoeff, Son
  • Helen Prough, Sister
  • Charles Cowin, Brother
  • 11 - Grandchildren, 22 - Great Grandchildren and 15 - Great-Great Grandchildren

  • Nathan Beal
  • Justin Schoeff
  • Tyler Biggs
  • Lane Schoeff
  • Jake Biggs
  • Brian Brinneman
  • Dale Hoffman
  • Matt Schoeff

  • Indiana Elks Charity for Cancer Research
  • Multiple Sclerosis Association
  • St. Peter's First Church


  • Visitation Sunday, April 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 16, 2018

Betty L. Schoeff

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Clifford, john, &jeanie webb

April 19, 2018

As a classmate and friend of Betty for over 90yrs., i'm deeply saddened and sorry, for your loss. She will be missed. I also live at Peabody. Clifford L Webb

Yelena Hagan

April 16, 2018

Dear Don and family! Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your mother Betty. She was a very sweet and special lady, and even though we only met her a few times she left a mark in all of us. She will be missed by many people.

Hagan family
John, Yelena, Tiana and Isabella

Jeff Simmons

April 15, 2018

Hello Retired Sgt. Schoeff! My wife and I wanted to send our condolences to you and your family in reference to the loss of your mother. No humanly written words can erase the pain of a loss, but my heavenly Father is going to be there for all of you. Wishing you well...Jeff and Ophelia

Edwin Rahn

April 15, 2018

Don & Kathy:
You have our deepest sympathy and are in our prayers.

Ed & Carolyn Rahn

Diana Gray

April 15, 2018

Sorry to hear of your loss... She was a special lady and always enjoyed being around her. Knew of her and Wally when I was with Don and Marge and the grandkids..... but grew to know the entire family and they have all been a blessing to Betty. May she rest in peace and God Bless all the family. Thinking of you, Dale and Diana Gray

Michelle Vincent

April 15, 2018

I love you Aunt Betty. You will be missed by all.

Donna Quirk Decker

April 14, 2018

Don and family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mothers are special.

Dan and Laura Lacey

April 14, 2018

So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady, always smiling. She will be missed by a lot of people. May she rest in peace.

Bruce R. Myers

April 13, 2018

Dear Don & Family,
How blessed you as a family to have two wonderful parents. I am still in FL until the1st. week of May. My thoughts are with the entire family during this difficult time. I remember Helen, Charles, Wally and Betty very well and how they would give me a bad time. Your family was great. God bless all of you.
Bruce Myers
Ft. Wayne, IN

Joanna Kline

April 13, 2018

Betty was such a strong supporter of the church family at St. Peter's First. Faithful in prayers, Bible study, and women's activities. Such an honor to have known her and been loved by her. She lived this life well, happy for her to be starting the heavenly one in a renewed body and spirit. My sympathy to all who will miss her dearly.
Joanna Kline