Betty Katherine Blood
Betty Katherine Blood
  • June 25, 1931 - October 9, 2016
  • Illinois

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Betty K. Blood, 85, Allendale, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 9, 2016 with her family by her side at Oakview Heights Continuous Care in Mt. Carmel.

Betty was born June 25, 1931, the oldest daughter of Percy and Naoma (Wilson) York in New Harmony, Indiana, where she grew up and attended high school.

Surviving are 6 children: Steve (Tanya) Gochenour of Nevasto, Texas, Kenny (Cindy) Gochenour of Hamburg, Illinois, Becki Timmers of Tuscon, Arizona, and Jeff Gochenour, Richard (Jackie) Gochenour, and April (Larry) Mills all of Allendale. Also left to cherish her memory are grandchildren Jodi (Jarred) Price, Jamie (Craig) Keepes, Shay (Katie) Timmers, Hillery Clark, Lindie (James) Craft, Shannan (Charles) Short, Ciera Gochenour, Jessica and Jared Gochenour, and 8 great grandchildren: Carlos Monroy, Isabella Monroy, Rey Lopez, Parker Reel, Reese Price, Wylie Price, Wade Keepes, and Ridge Keepes. Betty is also survived by a sister, JoAnne (Terry) Osborne of New Harmony, Indiana.

Betty was employed by Mt. Carmel Apparel for 16 years, Addis Home Health for 10, and after retirement she private sat for several in the Allendale area.

Betty attended Allendale First Christian Church. She enjoyed watching college basketball, listening to "oldies" country music, baking "Butterscotch" pies, and spending time with her family.

Betty was preceded in death by both her parents, an infant brother, and daughter-in-law Nellie Gochenour.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home in Allendale. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the funeral home with burial to follow in Allendale Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Allendale School Foundation.

The family would like to extend thanks to the staff of Oakview Heights and Celtic Hospice.

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Ingram Funeral Home of Allendale is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.