Betty Jean (Sipes) Pate, 91 years old, of Ellettsville passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at her home surrounded by her children.
She was the daughter of Clarence and Beulah (Scales) Sipes, born on May 9, 1927. She is survived by her children, Scott Pate (Marsha), Becky Hammock (Mike), Marsha Fritch (Allen), Shelly Collier (John), and Hollie Russ (Jeff Hardy); ten grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren all whom she loved dearly, and they loved her dearly in return; and sister, Sharon Sowder (Ted).
She was a member of Paynetown Church and later attended Lifeway Baptist Church. Betty was a wonderful mother taking care of her family and home and she was known for her cooking, especially her delicious pies.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Roger Lee Pate; parents, sisters, Peggy Harden and Joan Jacobs; brother, Robert Sipes, and son-in-law, Roger Russ.
A private family funeral service will be held for Betty on Friday, July 20, 2018. Chandler Funeral Home in Ellettsville is assisting with the arrangements. Share condolences, memories and more with Betty’s family at www.chandlerfh.com
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to Riley Children’s Hospital.
Riley Children's Hospital Foundation
30 South Meridian Street Suite 200, Indianapolis IN 46204