Bettie Jo Scudder Page, 87, of Lexington, Indiana, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, at the Hanover Health & Rehab Center in Hanover, Indiana.
She was born Aug. 6, 1933, in Jefferson County, Indiana, to Francis M. and Hazel L. Sullivan Scudder. She lived early life in Switzerland County, the family later moved to Jefferson County and for a short time in Jennings County where she was a high school cheerleader. She was a 1952 graduate of North Madison High School. She married Robert “Button” Edward Page on April 4, 1953 in Carrollton, Kentucky, and they had three sons. She worked early in life babysitting, then for Southwestern Elementary School in the cafeteria for five years. She then became a housekeeper for the Phi Mu Sorority House at Hanover College for 27 years. After retiring she helped as a caregiver to the elderly for several years and was a member of the Kent Christian Church in Kent, Indiana, as long as her health permitted. She loved gardening, her dogs, her cows and animals in general and was fond of playing Euchre, church softball up into her late 50s, watching the Cincinnati Reds, IU Basketball — especially when Bob Knight was coach — and cheering for the Southwestern Rebels.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years; her sons, Ted Page, Mike Page and Rick Page, all of Hanover; her sister, Jeanette Scudder Humphrey of Madison, Indiana; and four grandchildren, six great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Dorothy Lehnert, Lorraine Barringer and Juanita Sedam; a brother, Norman “Bud” Scudder; and a granddaughter.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre-Hanover Chapel in Hanover. Interment will follow in the Kent Cemetery in Kent, Indiana. Visitation is 9 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter or the Phi Mu House at Hanover College. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, remembrances, memorials, www.morgan-nay.com.