Obituary: Betty E. Fields



Betty E. Fields, 88, of Carmel, died peacefully in her home July 1, 2014. She was born Sept. 27, 1925, in Elwood, Ind., to the late O.E. Hinshaw and Pauline Cartmel Hinshaw Brown. For several years, Betty was a teacher for special needs children also worked in sales for different Real Estate Companies. Betty was committed in her ministry at Carmel Friends Church all through the years. She was a faithful and longtime volunteer at Carmel St.Vincent Hospital. In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by a son, Donnie Fields; a daughter, Laurel McConnell; and a grandson, Spencer A. Young. Survivors include her loving and devoted husband, Donald Fields; four children, Paula (Harold) Fogelberg, Melissa (John) Young, Spencer (Celeste) Fields and Kim (Eric) Moffett; 12 grandchildren, Darcy (David) Copeland, Todd (Sara) Fogelberg, Cheney (Brad) Harper, Ian McConnell, Joshua Young, Jordan Young, Krystan Fields, Alex Fields, Elijah (Katie) Moffett, Justin (Jennifer) Moffett, Megan Moffett and Zachary Moffett; 14 great-grandchildren; and a half-sister, Nancy Hinshaw. A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. July 12 at Carmel Friends Church, 651 W. Main Street in Carmel. Memorial contributions may be made to Carmel Friends Church or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. Arrangements were entrusted to Bussell Family Funerals, Carmel.