Betty Lavonne (Brim) Chelf left her earthly body and earned her angel's wings on Sunday, September 24, 2023. She is singing with the angel's up in heaven.
Betty was born on June 5th,1938 to the late Noble and Gladys Brim in Orleans Indiana. She was always a beautiful soul, who always had a smile on her face. That smile captivated Russell E Chelf in 1954 and they were married just 6 weeks later on July 23, 1954. She moved into their home outside of Whitestown in 1957. Betty raised 5 children in their little house. She was a God-fearing woman who was a long-time member of New Hope Christian Church. While a member she did so many things big and small for her church family. She taught countless numbers of children in the 2's and 3's class who still speak of her fondly. She helped with so many groups including New Hope Helpers, Old Codger's Breakfast, Widows and Friends, a group she helped start just this year, and helped make blankets for those in need. Helping with care packages for college students and one of the greatest kindnesses was helping call and organize funeral dinners for her church family. Her time and kind heart will be sorely missed.
Betty is survived by children, Deborah Shockley (Whitestown), Russell A Chelf (companion Kim) Indianapolis, Ronald D Chelf (Colleen) Indianapolis, Shawn Chelf (DIL), Donna Curry (Christopher Jameson) Lebanon. Her brother, Nolan (Irene) Brim, Dunlap, TN. She was a grandmother to 8, Hilary Woodcock, Erin Shockley, Rustin Chelf, Elizabeth Chelf, Ryan Chelf, Kyle Chelf, Luke Curry and Benjamin Curry, great grandmother to 11 and was looking forward to being a triple G in December.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years Russell and her son Richard Chelf, 2 sisters Linda Hounshell, Mary VanCleave, 4 bothers Noble Jr., John, Norman and Ralph Brim.
Services for Betty will be held, Friday, September 29th, 2023. Visitation is from ten to noon with services starting at noon. Please come out and celebrate our Itty, Bitty, Betty and all the lives she touched over the years. She wanted donations to be given in her name to the New Hope Christian Church Building Fund.