1937 Bette 2021

Bette Jo Edelen

September 21, 1937 — January 12, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we, her family, announce the death of Mrs. Bette Jo W. Edelen on January 12, 2021 at home surrounded by family. She’s lived a long and creative life starting her life in Perryville, KY and spending her early years there. The family moved several times during her youth while her father was in active duty. She married her high school sweetheart in February 1957 and lived with her husband until her death. She was a talented artist who enjoyed drawing, needle work and sewing. She also enjoyed baking scrumptious family recipes, reading and gardening. Her plants and flowers grew easily and prolifically under her care. She will be greatly missed by her husband, Ignatius G. Edelen, Jr. “Ed”, her children Joseph Edelen {Kathleen}, Deborah Inman {Kenneth}, and John Bowling {Caroline}. Her 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Sister, Doris “Dot” Simms {Albert}; and brother, William “Bill” Watts {Mary}. Her brother and sister-in-laws, and many nieces and nephews and mourn her loss. She is predeceased by her warm-hearted son, Marcus N. Edelen Sr., and parents Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Watts. The family would like to give heartfelt appreciation for the loving and dedicated care lovingly provided by RES Homecare during the many months prior to her death. We appreciate Hospice of the Chesapeake as well. A small private service will be held for her family. Condolences can be sent to Lee Funeral Home Calvert 8200 Jennifer Lane, Owings, MD 20736. Online at leefuneralhomes.com Memorial donations in her name can be made to one of these organizations which were close to her heart. The American Cancer Association, The Alzheimer’s Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Hospice of the Chesapeake or to RES Homecare in Mechanicsville, MD. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Bette Jo Edelen please visit our Sympathy Store.
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