Betty Jane Vehslage

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Betty Jane (Havens) Vehslage, 89, of Bloomington, formerly of Worthington, passed away at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2010, at Bell Trace Health & Living Center in Bloomington. She was born November 15, 1920 in Tipton, Ind. to William and Ocie (McIntosh) Havens.

Betty is survived by three children, Jan (Bill) Minderman, Germantown, Tenn.; Jon F. "Sam" (Jackie) Vehslage, Lyons; and Julie (Gary) Vehslage-Hinton, Spencer; seven grandchildren, Jennifer (Jarrod) Brett of Franklin, Jeremy Vehslage of Greenwood, Tobey (Chad Boruff) Bennett of Bloomington, Abigail (Peter) Climie of Collierville, Tenn., Adam (Tiffany) Minderman of Aurora, Ill. and Aaron Minderman of Chicago, Ill.; ten great-grandchildren, Tyson and Cole Bennett, Ethan and Sydney Boruff, Brandon, Robert and Emma Sulewski, Grace Climie, and Max and Aidan Minderman; and one sister, Martha Jackson ofCalifornia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband whom she married March 13, 1943, Robert F. "Bob" Vehslage, who passed away, April 4, 1997; and her sister, Mary Helen Pontius.

A funeral service will be conducted at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 2010.

Friends may call at Welch & Cornett from 2 p.m. Saturday until time of service.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Bell Trace Staff Appreciation Fund or donors choice.

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