Elizabeth Ann ‘Betsy’ Schaible

February 12, 2013

Elizabeth Ann ‘Betsy’ Schaible 92, of Lafayette, died at 12:20 a.m. February 12, 2013 at Westminster Village, Lafayette. Born December 19, 1920 in Hammond, IN to Maynard Harrison & Mary Ann (Beckett) Smith. She married Ernst Lennox Schaible in December 1942 in Hammond and he preceded her in death in 1986.
Mrs. Schaible was a 1938 graduate of Hammond High School and attended Monticello College for Women in Godfrey, IL. She was a homemaker and travel agent. She started traveling in 1958 with her husband and traveled extensively throughout the world. After his death, she continued her travels. She was a longtime member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, over 50 year member of Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, member of the Thursday Club, and was known as Miss Witherfield in the Pickwick Club.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, February 15, 2013 at the St. John’s Episcopal Church, 600 Ferry St., Lafayette, IN. The family will receive friends following the service in the Church Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations to be made to the St. John’s Episcopal Church or the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette.

Survived by:

1 Son: David Smith (Patricia) Schaible of Danville, CA, 3 Daughters: Sara C. (Chet) Hickox of West Kingston, RI, Mary Ann (John) Lee of Frankfort and Elizabeth “Liz” (Henry Gueron) Schaible of New York, NY, 8 Grandchildren, Russell Hornback, Tracy Duddy, Seth Hornback, Marcus Schaible, Jason Schaible, Ryan Hickox, Wesley Hickox and Alexander Gueron and 5 Great Grandchildren


14 Condolences for “Elizabeth Ann ‘Betsy’ Schaible”

  1. Debbie (McAdams) Sparks February 13, 2013 at 2:31 am

    David, Sara,Mary Ann, and Liz,
    Please accept the condolences of the McAdams family in the passing of your mother. We all have so many wonderful memories of all of us in the “neighborhood” growing up, spending time at your house, going to camp in the summers, having fun. We remember those days fondly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Love to you. Debbie, Janet, Steve and Marilyn

  2. Robert & Carolyn Shaff February 13, 2013 at 11:14 am

    We are so sorry for your loss.

  3. Janet McAdams February 13, 2013 at 11:51 am

    I am sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I can picture her, your house and all of you. I remember her as being so very pretty. It seems we should all be together in the neighborhood. I am thinking of you.

  4. Carolyn Shaff February 13, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Please accept me sincerest condolences. Your Mother was an amazing woman who lived her life her way!!!

  5. Lafayette Urban Ministry February 13, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear loved one, Elizabeth. She was a supporter of Lafayette Urban Ministry and will be greatly missed, as I am sure that you miss her. May she rest in peace and may God hold all of you in the palm of His hand.

    The Board and Staff of Lafayette Urban Ministry

  6. Steve McAdams February 13, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Lou and I are very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. We all remember her as a beautiful woman, and have great memories of the neighborhood (Dave’s T-Bird, Mary Ann’s Corvair) and the warm reception we always received from your mom and dad.

    Lou and Steve McAdams

  7. Kathy Davis February 13, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I will always remember the wonderful times we enjoyed in Bradenton and Sarasota. She was such an artistic and thoughtful person and will be especially missed by her friends in Thursday Club.

    Kathy Davis

  8. Lynn Stefaniak Ginn February 13, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    David, Sara, Mary Ann, Liz and Families,

    I would like to extend my deepest sympathy at the passing of your mother. I have very fond memories of the St. Joe South neighborhood, and my visits to your gorgeous house. Your mother was a wonderful and classy lady. Liz, your birthday is the day before mine, and we always had our birthday parties back-to-back in elementary school. I have fond memories of your birthday slumber parties held in Talley Hall!

    My thoughts are with you at this time.

  9. Kathy Busch February 13, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Our collective condolences from Pickwick on your mother’s recent passing (aka: Miss Witherfield). I really enjoyed driving her to Pickwick in her last couple of years that she was able to come. She always said that I really knew my way around the “West Side” and she didn’t because she had been an “East Sider!” (so had I, but we moved to the West Side when I started 8th Grade). email me sometime, MaryAnn – I’d like to “compare notes.” Kathy Busch (aka: Joe, The Fat Boy)

  10. Carolyn Lloyd-Cohen February 14, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Oh the memories! Mrs. Schaible driving us back from horse back riding and stopping at McDonald’s…her commenting on how beautiful the trees were in the springtime….her scolding me for “touching that stray dog” who became our beloved family pet “GiGi” for 13 years,…who helped us set up the “Field Fair”, how beautiful and well-dressed she was, and on and on…
    My sincerest condolences to all the family members and particularly Liz, Mary Ann, Sara, and David….my childhood neighbors and friends.
    Love, Carolyn Lloyd-Turbett

  11. Rosemary Ferriter February 15, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Your mother, Betsy, was a very respected and full of fun lady. Everybody loved her!
    I am very sorry to hear of her passing on, and know how much you will miss her.
    My most sincere sympathy to all your family. Rosemary Ferriter

  12. Carolyn Gould Andrews February 15, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    The Gould family memnbers have all of you in our thoughts and prayers in the passing of your Mother. We all have some fond memories of our growing up days in St. Joe including many fun times in your home. You have our deepest sympathy. Tom, Ginny, Carolyn & Barb

  13. The O’Connor Family February 15, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Please accept the condolences of the O’Connor family on the passing of your Mom. We not only remember many good times as neighbors in the old days but we also enjoyed seeing your Mom throughout the last few years at Westminster. Mary Kay, now deceased, liked babysitting for you. Peggy enjoyed the fun of neighborhood activities and loved visiting your home as it was so beautifully modern. Betsy and all your family are remembered in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Chico Jensen February 22, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    So sorry for your loss Mary Ann, in my thoughts and prayers.

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