Betty L. Riddell

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Betty L. Riddell, 86, of North Salem, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2024 at St. Mary Healthcare Center in Lafayette.

Betty was born Oct. 24, 1937 in North Salem to the late Jessie V. and Elsie Gordon.

On March 25, 1955, she married Darrell “Boss” Richard Riddell in North Salem. He preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1987.

Betty’s life revolved around caring for others. Her working career was spent as an aide at Ladoga Healthcare and other local nursing homes, where she was loved and appreciated by staff and patients alike.

Motherhood, and especially grandmotherhood, was Betty’s true joy in life. She has directly influenced four generations of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Her wisdom, love, kindness and generosity will continue for generations to come.

Betty is survived by her children, Deborah (Greg) Swinney, Darrell Wayne (Becky) Riddell, Penny (Jeff) Stewart and Margaret (Mike) Weller; her sisters, Margaret Blankenship and Joan Spielberger; her grandchildren, Amanda (Joel) Stewart, Molly (Bobby) Wells, Sarah (Jeremy) Ragsdale, Andrew Harrison, Chantalle (Jared) Whiteman, Matt (Katie) Riddell, Nick (Amanda) Riddell, Ethan (Clarissa) Stewart, Payton Harrison and Tucker Riddell; her great-grandchildren, Makenzie Stewart, Landin Moore, Logan Moore, Hayden Ragsdale, Gunner Ragsdale, Emma Wells, Callum Whiteman, Wren Whiteman and Stetson Riddell; and her great-great-grandchildren, River Stewart and Ryder Barrett.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son Warren Riddell; son-in-law Jeff L. Stewart; sister Mary Jean Franklin; sister- and brother-in-law Carrie (Lloyd) Warren; brother- and sister-in-law Bob (Doris) Gordon; and brother-in-law Cecil Blankenship.

Graveside services will be held on June 27 at 2 p.m. at Barnard Cemetery, 7989 E. CR 1100 North, Roachdale, IN 46172.

Memorial contributions in Betty’s name may be made to the Riley Children’s Foundation, P.O. Box 3356, Indianapolis, IN 46206-3356.

You are invited to visit where you may leave a condolence or share a memory with the family.

Servies & Morgan Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.