Roselawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park

7500 North Clinton Street, Terre Haute, IN


Betty Lou Brussell

June 2, 1924November 30, 2019

Betty Lou Goodman Brussell, 95, peacefully passed away, November 30th, at The Arbor in Ridgeland, Mississippi. She was born June 2, 1924 in Linton, Indiana. She married Sylan E. "Bud" Brussell in 1943 and they were residents of Terre Haute, Indiana, where they raised both daughters, Mary Lee Blackwell (Mike) of Madison, Mississippi, and Gail Ann Kennedy of Yelm, Washington. Betty attended Greenup, Illinois Elementary and High Schools. She enjoyed volunteering for multiple organizations, sewing, playing the piano and the hand bells. She was a long time member of The United Methodist Temple. Betty moved to Ridgeland, Mississippi, to be near her family in 2009 where she enjoyed visits with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Betty is survived by both of her daughters, her grandchildren, Sarah McKeough (Pat), Jennie Vandevere (Bert), and Emily Barnette (Ben). She was also well-loved by her six great grandchildren: Hayden McKeough, Mary Grace McKeough, Hattie Tillman, John Parker Tillman, Lilla Vandevere and Wells Vandevere.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bud Brussell.

The family would like to express our thanks for her wonderful caregivers at The Rose Garden, The Arbor and the employees of Homecare Hospice.

If you so desire, memorials may be made to: The Alzheimers Association, The American Cancer Society, or Homecare Hospice of Jackson, Mississippi.

Visitation will be held at Roselawn Funeral Home on Saturday, December 7th from 10:30 a.m. until noon with a family graveside service to follow in Roselawn Memorial Park.


7 December


10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Roselawn Funeral Home

Terre Haute, Indiana

7 December

Graveside Service with Family

12:00 pm

Roselawn Memorial Park

Terre Haute, Indiana


Betty Lou Brussell

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Darice Palmier

December 6, 2019

I have such wonderful memories of Aunt Betty throughout my childhood. My favorite memories are all of the Thanksgivings we spent in Aunt Betty and Uncle Bud's home with our cousins Mary and Ann. My Aunt Betty was a lovely, nurturing person and a wonderful cook. Her homemade rolls were the best I have ever had in my life and of course her homemade noodles were a family favorite too. I remember hanging out in the basement, running around the back yard and just sitting in the kitchen while Aunt Betty cooked and talked to me. I am grateful for the memories even though I have not seen Aunt Betty since before she moved to Mississippi. May she rest with God and her loved ones who have passed on.