PALMYRA, Ind. — Mrs. Betty “Memaw” Stackhouse, 84, of Palmyra, Ind., died Sunday, November 4, 2012, at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany, Ind.
Born May 3, 1928, in Milwaukee, Wis., she was a daughter of Frank Pokey, Sr. and Mary Pokey.
Memaw was reared and received her early education in Milwaukee. She was a Catholic during her young life and later was baptised into the Baptist faith.
Memaw worked a number of jobs but spent twenty years as a cook for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance in Milwaukee. After retiring there she moved to Palmyra and worked as a cook in the Dairy Bar Restaurant. After retiring from the restaurant she took in laundry and did other odd jobs to supplement her income. She would tell you her most important job was caring for her invalid son, Bill, for the last 15 years. Memaw loved her family and devoted her entire life to taking care of her kids, even after they were grown. There never was a better mom.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, one sister.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Hershell and Jan Stackhouse, lll of Redfield, and George and Chris Stackhouse of Palmyra, Ind.; one son, Bill Stackhouse of Corydon, Ind.; one daughter, Mary Lee LaGalbo of Palmyra; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 7, 2012, at Cherrywood Assembly of God Church in Redfield with Reverend Glen Flemmons and Reverend Bobby Stackhouse officiating and under the direction of Ralph Robinson & Son Funeral Directors.
Memorials may be made to the Cherrywood Carpet Fund 1414 N. Highway 365 Redfield, AR 72132.
Online register at: http://www.ralphrobinsonandson.com/.