FORT BRANCH, Ind. Betty J. Barrett, 83, of Fort Branch passed away March 19, 2009, in a peaceful sleep.

Betty was born in Patoka on May 9, 1925, to John and Bettie (Phillips) Pauley.

She was a homemaker, farmer's wife, a loving mother and a gracious aunt.

Betty gave lots of love to family and her community.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Dennis M. in 1996, and Bernie R. in 2002.

She is survived by her husband, Mitch Barrett; and Gibson County relatives; nieces, Connie (Gary) Utley, Nancy (Dr. Terry) Gehlhausen, Jan (John) Greer, Nancy Dickenson; nephews, Eddie (Debby) Pauley, Jody Pauley, John (Teresa) Barrett, and Steve Pauley.

Great-nieces and nephews and several great-great-nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside services will be held today, March 21 at 2 p.m. at Walnut Cemetery in Fort Branch, IN, with the Rev. Ron Austin officiating.