Betty Easthom was born in West Terre Haute on August 13, 1933, to Joseph Anderson and Lulu (Brown) Anderson.
Betty graduated from Concannon High School in 1951; and on March 31, 1956, she married Homer Glenn Easthom of North Terre Haute, who passed in 2016, just short of their 60th anniversary. Together they operated a successful business, A-1 Sanitation Service, retiring in 1995.
A kind and caring woman with a never-ending smile, Betty was the consummate mother and friend. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends and was especially known for her Italian beef, lasagna, banana nut cake and brownies. A rabid sports fan, Betty loved the Terre Haute North Patriots, Indianapolis Colts, and NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon.
Betty had an unwavering belief in contributing to the community. Whether it was casting a vote every election day, supporting local politics, or holding local offices herself she contributed fully. After retirement, she held the position of township trustee in Otter Creek township for 11 years and as advisory board member 12 years after that. She was especially proud of the volunteer fire departments, considering them the best in the county!
From her early contributions as room mother at Otter Creek Elementary to her passing, Betty was active in many community organizations: Otter Creek Elementary PTA, Opti-Mrs. Club, Terre Haute North Mothers’ Club, Vigo County Democrats’ Club, and Otter Creek Democrat Club. In her later years she loved her participation in the Burnett Home Economics Club and the Red Hats Society.
Betty passed away on June 4, 2019. Donations made in her memory will be added to the Homer Easthom & Betty Anderson Easthom Memorial Scholarship Fund. To contribute, please click here.