Beth Lynn Hitch, 58, of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, after a two-year fight against ALS.
Originally from Evansville, the Reitz graduate went on to earn a Bachelorís
degree from IndianaStateUniversity and Masterís degree from Indiana Wesleyan. She spent
23 years as a dedicated and creative fourth grade teacher. Her love of Indiana history and nature led to many field trips, hotdog
roasts, and projects for her Vaile Elementary students. She was awarded the
Indiana Teacher of the Year for social studies in 2003. A proud and devoted
mother, she never missed a swim meet or activity. Her philanthropic work with
PEO and Tri-Kappa lifted up many members of the communities she was a part of.
Starts from her beautiful gardens are all over the state of Indiana.
Survivors include: her husband of 37 years,
Richard Hitch; son, Chris Hitch and wife Tanya of Evansville; daughter, Erinn Jankowski and husband Tom of Evansville; grandson, Ozzy Jankowski; mother, Bonnie Barning
of Evansville; and sister, Carrie Carlson of Crawfordsville.
Visitation for Beth Lynn Hitch will be from Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at Doan and Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, in Richmond. Another visitation will be from Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, with funeral services at at St. Philip Church, 3500 St. Philip Road in Mt.Vernon with Deacon Joe Stofleth
officiating. Burial will be in TupmanCemetery, Evansville.