February 2, 2014

Bettye J. Eisert


---- — Bettye J. Eisert, 94, Logansport, passed away at 11:04 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in her residence at Pleasant Escape.

Born Aug. 9, 1919, in Evansville, she was the daughter of Joseph Earl and Ina Lee “Annie” Hicks Neighbors.

She was married Sept. 23, 1939, in Rochester, to John R. “Dick” Eisert, who preceded her in death Jan. 29, 1990.

Bettye was an active member of Calvary Presbyterian Church. She was a former member of Psi Iota XI Sorority.

Surviving are a daughter, Janet Lee (John D.) Hiatt of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Jeffrey (NellAnn) Hiatt of Newington, N.H., and James E. (Lynne) Hiatt of Virginia Beach, Va.; great-grandchildren, Alison, Melissa, James and Madison Hiatt; and one nephew, Scott Neighbors. Also surviving are her family and friends at Pleasant Escape and especially her dear friend, Julia Baker of Logansport.

She was preceded in death by a son, Joseph R. Eisert; granddaughter, JoAnn Eisert; and two brothers, Joseph Earl Neighbors Jr. and William J. Neighbors.

Bettye will be missed by the many lives she touched along the journey of life.

Interment will be private in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Monday at Kroeger Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Emmaus Mission Center.

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