TERRE HAUTE —
Betty Lou Pershing Vester, 65, of Terre Haute, passed away at 6:25 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in Meadows Manor North in Terre Haute. She had been a teacher’s aide at Terre Haute North Vigo High School and Terre Town Elementary School. She was born Aug. 5, 1946, in Worthington, to Jacob F. Pershing Jr. and Zelma M. Black Pershing.
Her husband, Richard Vester, preceded her in death. Survivors include a daughter, Suzanne LeGrand of New Jersey; a son, Thomas Jacob “T.J.” LeGrand of Terre Haute; her stepmother, Virginia Pershing; two sisters, Carole Like and her husband Arthur, and Marie Monnett and her husband Randy; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael and Mica Pershing, Randy and Beth Pershing, Chuck and Sally Pershing, and Jimmy Pershing; two stepsisters, Laura Kluesner and Mary Lynn Tevlin; a stepbrother, Jack Vester; and many nieces and nephews. She also was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Mitchell Louis LeGrand; and two brothers, Jacob Pershing III, and Ronnie Pershing.
Betty was an accomplished artist and had painted murals at both Terre Haute North Vigo High School and St. Benedict Catholic Church.
Betty’s funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 N. Third St., in West Terre Haute, with Pastor Jacob Evans officiating. Burial will be in Highland Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 12 noon until service time Wednesday.
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