OBITUARY

Betty Mae Van Fossen

July 9, 1924April 12, 2021
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Betty Mae Van Fossen, 96, passed away on April 12, 2021, in Granbury, Texas.

She was born on July 9, 1924 to John and Mae (Pugh) Bartlett in Vigo County, Indiana.

Betty was a graduate of Fontanet High School. On June 26, 1948, Betty married the love of her life, Ray Van Fossen, in Terre Haute, IN., and celebrated 55 years of marriage.

She is survived by her son, Dale Van Fossen and his wife, Susan, of Granbury, TX; granddaughter Christy Janssen of Kansas City, MO; great grandsons, Connor Janssen and Aiden Janssen; as well as several nieces and nephews in Ohio, West Virginia, Nevada and Fort Wayne, IN.

Betty was a devoted mother and factory worker. She worked at Quaker Maid, Columbia House, and Bemis.

She was a member of the Jolly Traveler’s Club. She enjoyed many crafts and baking pies and cakes for her friends. She especially loved playing with her grand-daughter.

Preceded in death by her husband, Ray; father, John Bartlett; step mother, Vera Bartlett; mother Mae Scwibbe; brother, Jack Bartlett; sister, Patricia Hale; and nephews Mike Hale and Charles Bartlett.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, located on 801 Fort Harrison Road, Terre Haute, IN., 47804.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 11am-1pm at Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 1pm. Roselawn Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net.

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  • First Church of the Nazarene

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021

  • Funeral Ceremony

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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Laurie Byrley

April 20, 2021

Betty,

You and Ray were more than distant relatives by marriage, you were grandparents to me growing up. We shared a lot of special times. Love and miss you both.

Laurie

Cheryl Weaver

April 19, 2021

Dale, Sue & family,

Aunt Betty was a special, sweet lady with that infectious laugh.
I have such wonderful memories with her I will always cherish.
We can find comfort in knowing she is with Ray, where she longed to be.

In Sympathy & Love,
Cheryl & Allen Weaver

William &Carol Harris

April 16, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this time.
Your mother was an amazing lady, she will truly be missed.

“A mother is with us always, first in her lifetime, then forever in our memory”

John Boyd

April 14, 2021

To Dale, Susan and Christy; Please accept our sincere sympathy and condolence on the passing of your dearly loved Mother and Grandmother Betty. Over the years Betty became a special friend who was also thinking about us and was always trying to lighten our day with tidbits and videos she may have found on the internet. She will be truly missed and will always be remembered as the very special person that she was.

With love,
John and Betty Boyd
Granbury, TX

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Biography

Betty Mae Van Fossen, 96, passed away on April 12, 2021, in Granbury, Texas.

She was born on July 9, 1924 to John and Mae (Pugh) Bartlett in Vigo County, Indiana.

Betty was a graduate of Fontanet High School. On June 26, 1948, Betty married the love of her life, Ray Van Fossen, in Terre Haute, IN., and celebrated 55 years of marriage.

She is survived by her son, Dale Van Fossen and his wife, Susan, of Granbury, TX; granddaughter Christy Janssen of Kansas City, MO; great grandsons, Connor Janssen and Aiden Janssen; as well as several nieces and nephews in Ohio, West Virginia, Nevada and Fort Wayne, IN.

Betty was a devoted mother and factory worker. She worked at Quaker Maid, Columbia House, and Bemis.

She was a member of the Jolly Traveler’s Club. She enjoyed many crafts and baking pies and cakes for her friends. She especially loved playing with her grand-daughter.

Preceded in death by her husband, Ray; father, John Bartlett; step mother, Vera Bartlett; mother Mae Scwibbe; brother, Jack Bartlett; sister, Patricia Hale; and nephews Mike Hale and Charles Bartlett.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, located on 801 Fort Harrison Road, Terre Haute, IN., 47804.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 11am-1pm at Roselawn Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 1pm. Roselawn Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net.