Bettie Lou Smythe
TERRE HAUTE - Bettie Lou Smythe, 91, of Terre Haute, passed away January 11, 2020 in Harrison's Crossing Health Campus. She was born December 6, 1928 to Floyd E. Cottom and Ethel V. Hoff Cottom.
Bettie loved to read especially mysteries, adventures, and wildlife books. She enjoyed watching nature through her bay windows at home. She would watch turkeys, deer, rabbits, birds and squirrels frolicking in her parklike backyard.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 62 years, Clarence L Smythe Jr.; brother, Charles K. Cottom; infant sister, Marjorie Ruth Cottom; and a niece, Sandra Miles.
She is survived by her daughter, Janet Harmon (Charles); grandson, Robert K. Harmon (Jodi); great-granddaughter, Phoenix C. Shepherd (Ray); and great-grandson, Alexander F. Harmon. Also surviving are nephew, James Cottom (Patty); and niece, Mary Ann Schnake (Don); several cousins; and her beloved dog, Mikki.
Family and friends are welcome to join for graveside services on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 1 pm in Oak Hill Cemetery. Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47804, was entrusted with care and arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Bettie to the Terre Haute Humane Society. Online condolences can be made at:
Published on January 14, 2020


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