Betty J. Crofoot

Born: Wed., Jul. 1, 1925
Died: Tue., Jul. 22, 2008

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Betty J. Crofoot, 83, of Mishawaka, IN passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at Hospice House, South Bend. She was born on July 1, 1925 in South Bend, IN to Virgil and Rae (Feece) Seifer. She moved back to South Bend in 2003 coming from Cincinnati, OH. On August 16, 1942 in South Bend, IN she married Meinard "Fred" Crofoot, who preceded her in death on April 14, 2007.

Mrs. Crofoot is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Jane Crofoot of Superior, WI; daughter in law, Cindy Crofoot of Cincinnati, OH; four grandchildren, Conan (Jenny) Crofoot, Winter (Christina) Crofoot, Arianna (Brian) Thome and Grae (Traci) Crofoot; four great grandchildren, Justin, Katrina, Wesley and Avery; and one brother, Rodney (Pat) Seifer of Edwardsburg, MI. Her son, Tod Crofoot preceded her in death in 2000. Her sister, Charlotte Dunn-Sellers and her brother, Virgil Seifer, Jr. also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Crofoot loved doing for others.

Palmer Funeral Home-River Park, South Bend and Southlawn Cremation Services are assisting the family. Inurment will follow in Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend.

Contributions in memory of Betty J. Crofoot may be made to Hospice House, 111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46637. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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Pam Mueller
Tim and Jane...sorry to hear about your mom

hope all is well with everyone

congrats on all those grandkids and best wishes to all of you


Pam & Ken

Ronn and Ruth Rucker
We are friends of Cindy Crofoot and wish to extend our condolence to the whole family. We know the family will miss Betty very much and we hope you will all remember the great time you had with her.

Please especially share this with Cindy as we do not have her EMAIL address and ask her to send it to us at

Laurie Seifer
I married into the family nearly 25 years ago as the second wife to Gregory D. Seifer (Virgil Jr.'s son). We took several trips to Cincinnati, Ohio at which time we stayed with Betty & Fred. I loved them from the start and they made me feel like a daughter. I had the pleasure of holding Betty's hand for over an hour this past Sunday (prior to her passing) and I teased her about getting out of that bed and making her famous "chicken & dumplings". As we were leaving I told her I'd have to go home and cook, since she wasn't getting up to make dinner for me. She patted my hand and said, "Next time". I'm saddened at her passing but rejoice that she is where she wanted to be, "with dad and son, Tod". She will be missed.

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