Betty Jean (Pilant) Lambermont
Betty Jean (Pilant) Lambermont, 88, of rural Greencastle, passed away on Friday, May 7, 2021 at her home in Clinton Township.
She was born in Vigo County on Sept. 27, 1932 to John B. and Myrtle Marie Pilant.
The family moved to the Coalmont area when she was about six years old and she attended school there.
She was the only sister, with four older brothers, and Betty frequently mentioned that her dad called her “Tom,” as she loved being out helping him with the animals and farm chores.
On May 1, 1949, she married Robert Wayne Lambermont of Jasonville, and soon after they made Putnam County their home.
Betty had worked in the cafeteria at Clinton Center School and as a nurse’s aide at the Putnam County Hospital.
She continued her love of living on the farm and was always Bob’s helper, whether caring for animals, doing farm chores or helping with construction work and repair work on various projects. She much-preferred being outside working with him than being in the house. When the grandchildren were young, they lovingly called them “Grandpa Farm and Grandma Farm,” and that name is still used by them today, as well as by extended family and friends.
They spent several winters in southern Texas, but always returned home in time for her to go mushroom hunting. She also enjoyed hunting ginseng in the fall, but more than anything else, being with her family was her favorite way to spend time.
Her husband preceded her in death in 2008. She was also preceded by her granddaughter Tiffany Dawn (Lambermont) Mauk; great-grandson Robert Cade Mauk; great-granddaughter Dani Harris; and her four brothers and their wives, John “Junior” Pilant (Dorothy), David Pilant (Julia), Wayne Pilant (Carrie) and Raymond Pilant (Mona).
Survivors include her daughter, Shirley Dodds (Mike) of Carlisle; sons Don Lambermont (Connie) of rural Greencastle, Ron Lambermont (Sheri) of Marshall and Jim Lambermont (Robin) of St. Louis, Mo.; grandchildren Dustin Dodds (Traci), Erin Dodds, Staci Parent (Doug), Travis Lambermont (April), Amy Friddle (Peter), Dylan Lambermont (Renee), Colton Lambermont (Alisha), Holiday Rose (Matt), Natalie Langham (Jay) and Chasta Uptegrove (Bobby Harris); several great-grandchildren and their spouses; and seven great-great grandchildren with one due to arrive in June. She is also survived by brothers-in-law Bill (Jean) Lambermont of Brazil and Max (Linda) Lambermont of Jasonville and several nieces, nephews and their families.
The family suggests memorial contributions should be made to the Putnam County Humane Society, 4700 E. State Rd. 240, Greencastle, IN 46135, the Clinton Falls Cemetery, c/o Heather Poynter, 7182 W. CR 450 North, Greencastle, IN 46135, or to the donor’s charity of choice.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 10 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Clinton Falls Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until time of service Monday.
Memories may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.