Gardening 06

Betty Jean (Newell) Gibson

February 1, 1943 ~ October 12, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Betty Gibson Obituary

Betty Jean Gibson, 80, of Hamilton, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2023, at Orchard Pointe in Kendallville.

She was born February 1, 1943, in Chicago, Illinois to Kenneth Newell Sr. and Emma (Mitchel) Newell. Betty was a 1961 graduate of Madison High School in Jay County Indiana.

Betty married Jack D. Gibson on February 15, 1964, in Salamonia, Indiana, and he passed away August 19, 2011.

Betty worked at GTE in Fort Wayne in accounting, business management and customer service for 28 years, she was a secretary for Educational Opportunity Center in Angola for 14 years and then worked for her son and daughter-in-law, Troy and Kelly Gibson’s family business, in customer service for eight years.

She was an active member of Hamilton United Methodist Church and also was a member of the church choir.

Betty also was a member of Sweet Adeline’s Singing Group in Fremont, Hamilton Garden Club, Hamilton Lions Club, Hamilton American Legion and the Red Hat Society.

She enjoyed reading mystery novels, playing computer games and cooking, especially cooking. She would feed everyone who visited and would love to hear stories and laughter over a good meal.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Todd and Jenny Gibson of Waterloo, and Troy and Kelly Gibson of Bellefontaine, Ohio; six grandchildren, Tanner Gibson, Conner Gibson, Hayley (Grant) Sinn, Ryley Gibson, Gavin Gibson and Alanna Gibson; brother, Kenneth Newell Jr. of Kokomo; and a sister, Cheryl Newell of Warsaw.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Sue Hilfiker.

Visitation will be from 1 – 4 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2023, prior to the service at the funeral home.

A ceremony by the Hamilton Lions Club will start at 4 p.m. and will be followed by a memorial service on Friday, October 27, 2023, at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn, with Pastor Jerry Burghduff officiating.

Private family burial will take place at Eddy Cemetery in rural Hamilton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be directed to the Hamilton Garden Club or Hamilton United Methodist Church.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Betty Jean (Newell) Gibson?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Betty's memory.


October 27, 2023

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Auburn
1860 South Center Street
Auburn, Indiana 46706

Memorial Service
October 27, 2023

4:00 PM
Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Auburn
1860 South Center Street
Auburn, Indiana 46706


© 2023 Feller & Clark Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility