Betty Jane Davis Paulsen

April 24, 2023

Betty Jane Davis Paulsen, 90, a lifelong Frankfort resident, died April 24, 2023 at Wesley Manor.  She was born February 9, 1933 in Frankfort, Ind. to the late Walter H. & Laura D. (Davis) Davis.  She married Paul Paulsen Jr., on May 17, 1971 in Terre Haute and he preceded her in death on August 29, 2001.

Betty was a 1950 graduate of Frankfort High School and a 1954 graduate of Indiana University with a B.S. in Business.  She was a corporate secretary for Ingram-Richardson, Inc., retiring from there in 1976. Betty was a member of the First Baptist Church where she was choir director and organist for many years and was organist for Goodwin Funeral Home for over 30 years.  Her other memberships include; National Secretaries Assoc, where she was Secretary in 1964, Clinton Chapter #6, Order of Eastern Star, where she was Secretary for many years, Worthy Matron in 1981 & 1990, Grand Organist of the Indiana Grand Chapter, Order of Eastern Star in 1993-1994, Women of the Moose for over 50 years, Life Member of Indiana University Alumni Association, Friends of the Library, and served as choir mother for the Frankfort Rainbow Assembly and received the Grand Cross of Color.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the Order of Eastern Star Service at 2:45 p.m. Thursday, April 27, 2023 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral service will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Humane Society, P.O. Box 455, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Survived by:

Cousin: Walt Richey of MN, Special Friends: Lisa Ann King of Forsythe, MO and Kevin (Jeri) King of Taney, MO


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3 Condolences for “Betty Jane Davis Paulsen”

  1. Lora B Layton April 25, 2023 at 10:47 am

    To Mary Jane’s family, so sorry for your loss. I was a neighbor living with Lisa King’s grandma before I married–talked with Betty & her folks many times on Mrs. Swope’s porch.

  2. Oma N. Strong April 26, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    The Angels Grand Family shall always remember Betty for the friendship we shared and the beautiful music which she provided during her year as our Grand Organist for the Indiana Grand Chapter Order of Eastern Star 1993-94. Her wonderful talent was enjoyed by so many.

  3. Michael Frey April 29, 2023 at 9:05 am

    My prayers are with the family. I grew up at the Baptist church and always loved Betty and her music. She will me missed, but always remembered.

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