Betty M. Gardner, 89, of New Harmony, IN passed away at 5:25 p.m., Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Wabash Christian Village in Carmi, IL. She was born in New Harmony, IN on October 24, 1931 the daughter of Mark and Helen (Matthews) Russell. She married Robert Gardner and he preceded her in death. Betty had worked as a cook and caretaker at the Charles Ford Home in New Harmony. She was a member of New Harmony Christian Church and was an avid gardener and loved to cook.
Betty is survived by a daughter, Teresa Wiggins of Carmi; a son, Rick (Patty) Daniel of Hudson, FL; two step-children, Bobby (Bev) Gardner and Lois (Jim) McEntarfer; a sister, Mary Jones of New Harmony; a grandson, J.P. (Amy) Wiggins of Carmi; two great-grandchildren, Kale and Kai Wiggins; along with several step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Daniel; a brother, Ivan Russell and a sister, Opi Kessler.
Funeral services for Betty M. Gardner, 89, of New Harmony will be held at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at New Harmony Christian Church, 307 Brewer St., New Harmony, IN 47631. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery in New Harmony. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the Church. Memorial contributions may be made in Betty's memory to New Harmony Christian Church and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi who is in charge of arrangements.