Elm Ridge Funeral Home & Memorial Park

4600 W. Kilgore Ave, Muncie, IN


Betty L. Swindell

January 28, 1929April 6, 2020

Betty L. Swindell, 91, died Monday, April 6, 2020, at Morrison Woods in Muncie, Indiana. Betty was born in Anderson, Indiana on January 28, 1929, the daughter of Opha Kelly and Mildred (McCarty) Kelly. She graduated from Anderson High School.

Betty married Raymond Eugene Swindell on December 31, 1947, and they shared sixty-seven wonderful years together. He passed away October 13, 2015. Betty enjoyed working outdoors, working in her landscaping, and she loved “retail therapy”. She loved her dogs, enjoyed cooking, and hold family gatherings, but mostly, she loved her family and spending time with them. She attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Raymond.

Survivors include her four daughters, Suzanne Terrell (husband, Mike), Deborah Heath (husband, Daniel), Jennifer Harris (husband, Jerry), and Kimberly Thaxton (husband, Mark); half-brother, Jack Kelly; grandchildren, Jessica, Andrew, Joshua, Lindsay, Jared, Adam, and Abigail; and twenty great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

A private graveside service will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2020, at Elm Ridge Memorial Park, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47304. Daniel Heath will be speaking.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

On line condolences can be sent to the family at www.elmridgefuneralhome.com.


  • Celebration of Life Service:

    Friday, July 3, 2020


Betty L. Swindell

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Joy Justus

April 12, 2020

Suzanne, so sorry for your loss. I didn't look at Saturday's paper until Sunday. I remember your mother's sweet spirit & smile. Praying for you.

carolyn neal

April 11, 2020

I have so many fond memories of coming over to Betty's house and feeling her motherly love and positive spirit and kindness. She loves the gospel of Christ and has a testimony of Him and I am sure she is enjoying being reunited with Him and her dear husband. How I love and will miss her....

Gloria May Herman

April 11, 2020

Betty was a wonderful kind women I always remember her beautiful smile. She always made you feel welcome in her home. I have many fond memories with our families together. You have my deepest condolences.
Love the May family.

David Fuller

April 10, 2020

I would like to express condolences to the family from Jenny and myself. I have known Betty and knew Gene for many years. Betty was a very sweet, pleasant lady who always wore a smile.
She was a face book friend in later years and always enjoyed her input,
She will be missed.

Michele New

April 8, 2020

Oh my! Memories of the Swindell family growing up in Muncie Yorktown and Anderson Indiana! She raised a wonderful family. My high school cohort Debbie her daughter! I remember coming to pick up Deb on our girl friends high school adventures at frisches big boys. In Anderson. Deb's mom opened the door on their front porch. I so remembered that. My mother passed away when I was 11 1965. I wished I had a mother living during our teenage years. When Deb's mother opened that front door to let me in you felt the love of a mother's love! Love to all!

Beth Easterly

April 8, 2020

My condolences to the family. I always enjoyed listening to Sis. Swindell talk.