Betty Lou (Meahl) Melloncamp, 93, of Brownstown, passed away peacefully on Saturday May 22, 2021 in Hoosier Christian Village, Brownstown.
Ms. Melloncamp has been a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Brownstown for 62 years, where she has been involved in various committees over the years. She was baptized on October 23, 1927 at the Lutheran Church of the Trinity and confirmed in Christ on March 17, 1940 at the Lutheran Church of the Trinity, Vallonia. Betty Lou graduated from Vallonia High School in 1945.
Betty enjoyed growing flowers, as well as gardening and canning for her whole family. She loved attending her grandchildren’s sporting activities and events, watching IU sports, the Indianapolis Colts and especially the Pacers when Reggie Miller was playing. Ms. Melloncamp loved to play cards and bowling with friends, attend the Jackson Co. Fair, and was a member of the Jackson Co. Democratic Club.
Born October 14, 1927 at her home in Vallonia, she was the daughter of Félix and Amanda (Tiemeier) Meahl, who all predeceased her. On February 2, 1947, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Vallonia, she married Gerald Melloncamp and he predeceased her on April 27, 1982 after 35 years of marriage.
Survivors include three daughters: Wanda Lakins of Seymour, Denise Melloncamp of Brownstown and Kathy (Craig) Fritz of Brownstown; one son, Jerry (Sandy) Melloncamp of Seymour; seven grandchildren: Brian (Sally) Lakins, Dee (Ervin) Kruse, Carissa Lakins, Clay (Jessica) Fritz, Kelly (Erik) Marshall, Keri (Rob) Anderson and Kala (Matt) Housand; 22 great-grandchildren: 4 great-great-grandchildren with 2 others on the way; one brother, Floyd Meahl; two sisters: Shirley Eggersman of Vallonia and Sarah Rotert of Seymour; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also predeceased by her in-laws: Peggy Meahl, Lynn Eggersman, David Rotert and Carl & Alma Melloncamp, as well as Pauline (Virgil) Klosterman and Willard (Sharon) Melloncamp; niece: Connie (John) Goss; nephew: John Rotert.
Betty Lou Melloncamp’s funeral will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Saint-Pierre Lutheran Church, under the direction of Pastor Jeremy Yeadon. Friends can call 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Spurgeon, Inc. Funeral Home, Brownstown, and 11:00 a.m. until 12 p.m. worship time on Wednesday. , May 25, 2021, at Saint-Pierre Lutheran Church.
Interment will take place in the cemetery of the Saint-Pierre Lutheran Church.
Memorials can be donated to the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church fundraising campaign or to the Lutheran Central School.
Online memorials and condolences can be given at www.spurgeonfh.com.