Betty's Story

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Betty L. Julbert, 89, of Centerpoint, went to be with her Savior June 10, 2017, following an extended illness. She was born Oct. 21, 1927, in Centerpoint, the daughter of Albert F. Russell and Lillie Alberta (Boomler) Russell.
Betty graduated from Galien High School in Galien, Mich., in 1945. She married Luther Julbert Oct. 25, 1952, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 2008. Betty worked for many places including: a truck stop in Northern Indiana, a waitress in Chicago, Clark Equipment Company in Buchannon, Mich., an Avon salesperson, at Arktex in Brazil and Stuart Moore in Centerpoint. Finally, she retired from CBS in Terre Haute, after 11 years of service to the company.
Along with Sue Collins, Betty acted as a clown known as "Jumper". The duo went by the name "Clowning for Him". Betty loved working as a caregiver to others. Betty loved to laugh and dance. She was a devoted member of the Ashboro United Methodist Church, El Shaddai Emmaus walk 15 and she loved spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Lillie Russell; her husband, Luther Julbert; a daughter, Cindy Moore; and siblings, William "Bud" Russell, Claretta Rector, Pauline Lemieux and Eleanor Knox.
Survivors include her daughter, Julie Parsons and husband Lorren of Centerpoint; a son, Jerry Julbert and wife Dorothy of Rockville; grandchildren, Chris Sawyer (Melissa), Ron Moore, Allison Butts (Phil), Robin Burkhart (Scott), Jim Morlan (Kathy) and Jeremy Julbert (Stephanie); a stepgrandson, Paul Parsons (Angela); great-grandchildren, Dylan Julbert, Abigail Julbert, Keaton Butts, Karson Butts, Ainsley Sawyer, Samantha Parsons and Taylor Parsons; as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.
Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave., Brazil, Thursday, June 15, 2017, from 4 until 8 p.m. Services will be at the funeral home Friday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Bob Kumpf officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Cemetery, Brazil. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ashboro United Methodist Church. To light a candle in her memory, visit:
Published on June 11, 2017
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