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Bettie Mae Spitze, 79, of Lincoln, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, at
the VNA Horton Hospice Center in Valparaiso, Ind.
Following cremation at Angelcrest Crematory in
Valparaiso, there will be a private family service at Camp
Butler National Cemetery in Springfield.
Mrs. Spitze had worked in a variety of positions for
the state of Illinois and was a self-employed
housekeeper for 22 years.
She was born March 3,
1930, in Evansville, Ind., to John and Gladys Reeder
Copeland. Bettie married Elmer Spitze on May 26,
1974, in Lincoln, and he preceded her in death on
Dec. 26, 2007.
She is survived by one son, Duane (and Brenda)
Dexter of Lincoln; one daughter, Glenda
Dexter- (and Philip) Brown of Chesterton, Ind.;
one stepson, Charles (and Roberta) Spitze of Weare,
N.H.; one stepdaughter, Jeanette (and Amiya) Das of
Champaign; a brother-in- law, Robert Spitze of
Urbana; a sister-in-law, Dora Grace (and Nolan)
McCall of Berryville, Ark.; five grandchildren,
Shelley Dexter- (and Jon) Thomas of LeRoy, Andrew
Dexter of Lincoln, Matthew Brown of Chesterton,
Ind., Derek Dexter of Lincoln and Christopher Brown
of Chesterton, Ind.; and two stepgrandchildren,
Philip (and Kerry) Spitze of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and
Michael Spitze (and Emily DeMaria and daughter
Aizlin) of Keene, N.H..
She was preceded in death by her parents; one
sister, Melvada Jean Copeland; one son, Ben Dexter;
and an infant grandson, Matthew Dexter.
She was a member of the First United Methodist
Church in Lincoln.
Bettie enjoyed reading, quilting, crocheting and
Memorials may be made to VNA Hospice in
Valparaiso, Ind., or Logan County Paramedic
Association in Lincoln.