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Betty Gene Hesselton

November 6, 1940 ~ January 5, 2022 (age 81)


Betty Gene Hesselton, 81, passed peacefully on January 5, 2022. She was born November 6, 1940, in Bloomington, Indiana to Glen and Naomi (Mitchell) Spencer.

She graduated from Washington Highschool, class of 1959. Following high school she married her first husband, Don Bass, on November 26, 1959. They had four beautiful children together: 2 boys and 2 girls.

She later married her second husband, Don Hesselton, on October 13, 1983. She worked as a secretary for Raytheon Technologies, where she retired.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Don Hesselton and daughter, Kimberly (Bass) Carwile. Survivors include her daughter, Theresa (Bass) Cunningham and sons, Donnie Bass and Sam Bass. Grandchildren, Britney Tate, Diaja Thomas, Kendra Carwile, Melissa Bass, Jennifer Bass, and Sam Bass. Great grandchildren, Madison Hassell, Karly Hassell, Kayson Jones, Zachary Jones, Christina Weiner, and Jonathan Baskin.

The family will have a private Celebration of Life in her honor. Betty will always be remembered as the ‘family rock’, warrior, and fighter. She will forever be missed.

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