Melanie Ann Betts

November 20, 2021

Melanie Ann Betts, 48 of Kokomo, died November 20, 2021 at St. Vincent Heart Center, Carmel, Ind.  She was born July 23, 1973 in Marion, Ind. to Melvin Betts & Pachia (Fauber) Redington.

Melanie was a 1992 graduate of Frankfort High School.  She moved to Kokomo with her mother and step father in 2014.  She was an avid Cubs fanatic, IU fan, Bears, Colts and Notre Dame Football fan.  Melanie was a participant in Clinton County Special Olympics and Howard County Special Olympics where she was awarded the Mental Attitude Award in Bowling.  She loved her Special Olympics friends she made over the years.  Melanie was recognized by many and was known for always wearing her Cubs hat.

Visitation and Services

A Celebration of Life will be held in July 2022. Memorial donations may be made to Clinton County Special Olympics, P.O. Box 102, Rossville, IN 46065 or Howard County Special Olympics, 2707 N. Dixon Rd., Kokomo, IN 46901.

Survived by:

Mother & Step Father, Pachia & Alan Redington of Kokomo, Father & Step Mother: Melvin & Rita Betts of Frankfort, Sister: Courtney (Jeremy) Burton of Kokomo, Step Sister: Kristi (Jeff) Mann of Wanamaker, Step-Brother: Dustin Redington of Frankfort, Grandmother: Mary Betts of Marion, 8 Nieces and Nephews that she loved and adored, Uncles: Mike (Karen) Fauber of Greentown, David (Georgia) Fauber of Amboy, David (Sandy) Redington of Frankfort, Jerry (Mary) Redington of Greencastle, Duaine Ashcraft of Van Buren, Kent Martin of Jacksonville, GA, Aunts: Hope Redington of Frankfort, Marolyn (Steve) Turner of Fowlerton, and Carolyn (David) Ring of Marion.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by grandmothers, Mary Fauber and Jean Redington, grandfathers, Ray A. Fauber Jr. and Carl A. Betts, one uncle, Richard Redington and two aunts, Ellen Ashcraft and Donna Martin


Leave your Condolences

13 Condolences for “Melanie Ann Betts”

  1. Susan Davis November 21, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I always loved talking to Melanie when we were at the high school. She was one of the happiest young ladies that I knew. She always had a smile on her face and a giggle in her voice. She will be missed.

  2. Gena Carson November 22, 2021 at 10:47 am

    Love you Mel. Your warm smile & hugs will be missed. Prayers of comfort for your family & loved ones


  3. Larry and Rita Barnett November 22, 2021 at 11:05 am

    What a beautiful soul she was. What an angel now in heaven holding the hand of Jesus. Love her sweet hugs when ever we ran into each other. So sorry for your loss, but oh my what heaven gained.

    • Pachia Redington November 22, 2021 at 8:53 pm

      Oh….such beautiful comforting words thank you Larry and Rita.

  4. Brenda Kallner November 22, 2021 at 11:18 am

    Mel & Rita, I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet girl.

  5. Debra Taylor November 22, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    J.R. & I are so sorry for your loss. She was a special friend to us. J.R. enjoyed bowling with her. What a precious gift to all who knew her. We will be praying for family & friends. Very Sincerely. Debra & J.R. Taylor

  6. Linda Benge November 23, 2021 at 9:46 am

    So sorry to read this about your precious daughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank You JESUS for the ASSURANCE of HEAVEN. AMEN

  7. Whitney Walker November 23, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    Mel and I got along so well. Since the day her and I met while doing the Clinton County Special Olympics and then again while doing Special Olympics in Howard County as well. She will be missed dearly. Rest in ieace Mel until we meet again.

  8. Kathleen Cottrell November 24, 2021 at 7:53 am

    So sorry to hear of your loss. It’s so hard to lose a child. Melanie was always outgoing & friendly. She especially liked JD, not sure what it was about him, but she was always excited to see any & all of her friends. She was special. My thoughts & prayers are with you.

  9. Sandy Tidd November 26, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Melanie’s passing. I was Melanie’s Sunday school teacher at Baptist Temple in Frankfort. My husband was the pastor there at that time. It was a joy to have Melanie in my class. She was such a blessing to our church. Melanie and her friend Tina sat on the front row most every Sunday service. It is a comfort to know we will see her again. She is in Heaven because she accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior. We will always remember her smile. She was always so happy. I would see her often while shopping in Walmart. She always held her arms out to give me a big hug, with her beautiful smile. Our condolences to her family and pray for you to be comforted by Gods love and peace.

  10. Kim Ray November 30, 2021 at 7:18 am

    My sincere condolences to the family. I always enjoyed visiting with Melanie. She was always happy and had a smile on her face. Kind regards.

  11. Curtis Oppelt December 2, 2021 at 10:51 am

    Pachia and Alan,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending my condolences and prayers to you and both families.

  12. Pachia Redington July 12, 2022 at 10:52 am

    So many hugs..smiles..& laughter…never…..never to be forgotten. Thank you For all your beautiful and comforting words in your condolences for my daughter Melanie.

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