Betty L. Trees

December 19, 2018

Betty Lou Trees, 92, a lifelong Clinton County resident, died December 19, 2018 at Wesley Manor in Frankfort, Indiana.  She was born April 17, 1926 in Frankfort, Ind. to Ira William Rice and Elizabeth E. (Leighty) Rice.  She married Paul Franklin Trees on December 9, 1945 and he preceded her in death on October 9, 2001.  She was a 1944 graduate of Frankfort High School and attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago.  Betty worked as a window designer at Thrashers Department Store in Frankfort, was a farm wife and homemaker.  She formerly attended Hope United Methodist Church, Michigantown Christian Church.  Betty was the chairman for the Clinton County Cancer Fund for over 30 years.  She was a member of the Michigantown Community Club and was bestowed the honor of “Clinton County GEM” in 2008 for generously sharing her time and talents through volunteering and serving Clinton County.  The Century Farm Award was awarded to Betty and her family in August of 2012 by the state of Indiana.  Betty enjoyed painting, was an avid card player especially bridge and euchre.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be from 9 – 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2018 followed by Funeral Services at 11 a.m. at the Wesley Manor Chapel, 1555 N. Main St., Frankfort, Ind. Ron Trees will officiate. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery, Frankfort, Ind. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Cancer Fund, 241 S. Broad Way St., Frankfort, Ind.

Survived by:

Son: David W. (Fiancé Monica Mitchell) Trees of rural Frankfort, Daughter: Donna K. O’Brien of Frankfort, 6 Grandchildren: Jennifer Trees, Mark Trees, Erin Trees Crick, Nicholas O’Brien, Tabitha O’Brien and Betania Washington-O’Brien, and 11 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

In addition to her parents and spouse, she was preceded in death by infant son Phillip Floyd Trees.


Leave your Condolences

6 Condolences for “Betty L. Trees”

  1. Lori Meagher December 19, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    So sorry for your loss. She did so much to the cancer society. She will be missed by many.

  2. Rudy and Emma Salinas December 21, 2018 at 6:56 am

    Family of Mrs. Betty Trees, So sorry on your loss of a remarkable lady, Mrs. Trees will always be in our hearts, she was always there in a time of need for all of us in Clinton County. We ask God, may she Rest In Peace, and to the Trees family may God give you all the strength in this difficult time, God Bless you all.
    Rudy and Emma Salinas

  3. Wayne & Karen Patchett December 21, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    Fond memories of a lovely, generous lady. David, Donna and families, please accept our sincere condolences.
    Respectfully, Wayne & Karen Patchett

  4. Dave and Linda Ingram December 22, 2018 at 8:12 am

    Dear Dave and family. So sorry for your loss. She was a great lady. I wish I could have come to offer my support, but it wasn’t to be. If there is anything we can do to help or support you or your family please let us know. Your friends, Dave and Linda Ingram

  5. Rhett Trees December 22, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    To our Trees family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you today as you say goodbye to Betty. She was an incredible human filled with light and kindness. She will be missed by all who knew her. Sending all of our love from Denver. We hope you can still have a Merry Christmas, even with grieving hearts.
    With Love,
    Rhett, Lindsey, Tucker and Mckenna Trees

  6. Phil Weida December 27, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Just found out – my deepest sympathy. Betty was truly one of the nicest and most gracious ladies I’ve ever known.
    She will be greatly missed.

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