Bettie A. Ahlemann 85, of Princeton, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2023 in Petersburg, IN. She was born May 24, 1937 in Gibson County to Howard and Mary Katharine (Null) Whitehouse.
Bettie spent most of her life in Princeton. She graduated from Mt. Olympus High School. She was a retired librarian from the Princeton Public Library after working there just short of 40 years. She had a love for all things genealogy and is credited for starting the Genealogy Dept at the library. She spent much of her own time going to various locations to obtain records making copies to create a starting point for reference materials. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren and was very involved in their lives. She liked to sew and cook which she was especially good at. Of course she always had a project she was working on and always had a book in hand. She was a kind person, always trying to help those in need around her.
She is survived by a daughter, Kathryn Miller (Stan) ; brother, Joe Whitehouse; grandchildren, Natasha Ahlemann, Logan Ahlemann, Caleb Speedy, Victoria Speedy and Kassidy Beck (Dustin) ; 5 great grandchildren : nieces and nephews.
Bettie was preceded in death by her parents; son, Michael Ahlemann; sisters , Fannie Miller and Mamie Turpin.
A funeral service will be held at 1 P.M. Friday, May 5, 2023 at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with Pastor Jonathan Ryser officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt.Olive Cemetery in Mt.Olympus. Visitation will be from 11 A.M. until the service time on Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the History/Genealogy Dept at Princeton Public Library. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to the staff at Amber Manor for the great care she received.
Condolences may be expressed online at colvinfuneralhome.com. The Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve Bettie's family.
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