Betty Marie Bratton Krukemeier
Winslow Alumni Class of 1938
March 21, 2006
Betty Marie Krukemeier, 85, passed away on Tuesday. March 21, 2006. Betty was born in Jasonville, IN on April 21, 1920 to parents Clarence R. and Winona Bratton, who preceded her in death.
After graduating from Winslow High School she moved to Indianapolis where she worked at various jobs before co-owning and operating her own restaurant called the Dutch Mill. She wed James Earl Krukemeier on June 6, 1942. They were married 61 years. Together they resided in Beech Grove and the southside of Indianapolis where she helped her husband in his electrical business, Krukemeier Electric Company. Betty also worked for 23 years as a nurses aid in the pediatric department and was a unit secretary in intensive carecoronary care at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, retiring in 1982. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women ‘s organization in Beech Grove and the Women’s auxiliary at the Glenns Valley Conservation Club.
Husband, James, preceded her in death. Survivors include three daughters, Karen Sigler (Bill), Diane Craig (Rich) of Indianapolis and Janet Green (Steve) of Martinsville; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a third due in April; and one sister, Anna Belle Benjamin.
Visitation was held at Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove Chapel, on Friday, March 24 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 25 from 10:00-10:30a.m. Funeral Mass was at St. Jude Catholic Church on McFarland Rd. at 11:00 am. She will be entombed at Calvary Cemetery.