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3000 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Phone: 812-333-4400
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Betty M. Mercer

Betty M. Mercer

Tuesday, July 7th, 1925 - Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
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Betty M. Mercer, age 95, of Bloomington, Indiana passed away on November 4, 2020. She was born on July 7, 1925. Her parents were Gracie Mae Skirvin and Edward Mercer.
After the untimely death of her parents, she was reared by her paternal grandparents, Emma and William Mercer. She was a graduate of Smithville High School, and she received a B.S. in Business with distinction and a M.S. in Education from Indiana University. For 38 years she was a secondary school teacher at Smithville, Evansville Bosse, Indianapolis North Central High, Bloomington South, Bloomington North, and University High. For several years, Betty worked part time for the Indiana University Independent Study Division. She was an assistant in the Personnel Department at Indiana University, but she chose to retire to her first career choice of teaching, which she greatly enjoyed. After retirement from teaching, she was a real estate agent in Bloomington for several years.
She was of the Methodist Faith. She was a member of the Indiana State Teachers Association, the National Education Association, Beta Gamma Sigma, business honorary, education honorary, and Delta Pi Epsilon, business education honorary. She was a long-time member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survivors include cousins Dorothy Tompkins, James Scott, Amy Tompkins, Shannon Cochran, Scott Cochran, Jerimiah Burchfield, and Gabriel Cochran.
There will be a private service at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, and burial will be at the Mt. Ebal Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Unity Worldwide Ministries and the Indiana University Foundation.
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Debbie Spicer johnson

Posted at 01:23pm
I remember have Ms. Mercer as a teacher in the late 60's at Bloomington High School. I always liked her!

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Nancy Macklin

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To Betty's Family,
We were her neighbors for many years and shared friendly hellos, neighborhood information as the area changed and we were always glad to help. We remember an Easter egg hunt she had in her backyard years ago and how happy the kids were. There was a bush of beautiful orange flowers in the narrow passage between our houses. Betty commented that she liked seeing our daughter's bedroom light on. After we moved, it was good to see her at church.
May you have the comfort that Jesus promises to all who mourn.
With sympathy,
Nancy and Chuck

Shannon Cochran Posted at 10:15pm

Thank you Nancy and Chuck for these lovely remembrances of Betty. My sister and I were the little girls doing the Easter egg hunt. Our family really appreciates knowing she had such great neighbors.


Posted at 12:25pm
To the friends and family of Betty Mercier,
We wish to send our deepest sympathy to all concerned in the death of Betty during this troubled time when we cannot get together to share thoughts and memories. She was a special friend and colleague who will be missed by many.
Bill and Karen Stucky

Shannon Cochran Posted at 10:17pm

Thank you Bill and Karen. She was certainly a special woman. Wish we could hear more stories from her friends.

Giles and Darlene

Posted at 05:30pm
"Betty M. Mercer" will remain in our hearts forever.
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