Betty Jean Bartscher was born July 3, 1930 at Alexandria, SD to Henry and Elizabeth (Degen) Guischer. She attended school in Epiphany. On August 16, 1948 she married Eldon Bartscher. They made their home in Mitchell where for numerous years Betty was employed as a private housekeeper and provided elderly care. She loved to do canning, embroidery and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Betty is survived by nine children: Cheryl (Ernie) Bixby of Sioux Falls, Cathy (Soubhi) Hamed of Nazareth, Israel, Dan (Cindy) Bartscher of Mitchell, Dale (Jan) Bartscher of Rapid City, Doran (Yvonne) Bartscher of Mitchell, Charlene Huston of Scandia, MN, Damon (Debbie) Bartscher of Mitchell, Devon (Ann) Bartscher of Alexandria and Donny (Deb) Bartscher of Mitchell; forty grandchildren and forty-two great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three infant sons, her husband, Eldon, two grandchildren and son, David.