Betty J. Hoefling, 84, of Haubstadt, IN, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 at the River Oaks Health Campus in Princeton, IN.
She was born on Jan. 7, 1929 in Gibson County, IN to the late Raymond and Ida (Schnepper) Schmits.
Betty was a member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Haubstadt, IN, the Virgin Mary Altar Society, the Haubstadt Daughters of Isabella, and The Knights of St. John Women’s Aux. She loved to attend her grand kids sporting events and loved to play cards. She was known to many people in the Haubstadt and Fort Branch area as Grandma Betty.
Besides her parents, Betty is also preceded in death by her step-mother, Rose Schmits, her husband, Charles E. Hoefling, Sister Margie Duffy, and son in-law Kenny Maikranz.
Betty is survived by 3 children, Joyce (Don) Dewig of Haubstadt, IN, Sheila Maikranz of Fort Branch, IN, and Scott (Brenda) Hoefling of Haubstadt, IN, grandchildren, Ken, Craig, and Brian Maikranz, Stacey Williams, Michael Dewig, Jason and Amy Hoefling, 14 great grandchildren, 2 brother in-laws, Joe Duffy of Haubstadt, IN, and Gene Kuester of Darmstadt, IN, 1 sister in-law, Betty S. Hoefling of Haubstadt, IN, and all of her many card playing friends.
A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at 8:00 AM at the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Haubstadt, IN, with Father Tony Ernst the celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Stodghill Funeral Home located on Hwy. 168 West in Fort Branch, IN, and again from 7:00 AM until service time at the church on Saturday. A Rosary will be recited by the church parish at 7:30 PM Friday evening at the funeral home. The family would like to thank River Oaks and Gentiva Hospice Care for their tender loving care given to their mother.