Betty Lou Brown

October 9, 2023

Betty Lou Brown, 80, of Spencer, Ind. and formerly of Frankfort, passed away October 9, 2023 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. She was born on November 9, 1942 in Frankfort to Ralph and Beulah (Laflen) Martin. She married Lawrence O. Goff in 1960 and they later divorced. She then married Garrett Brown on August 28, 1987 in Clinton County and he preceded her in death on November 29, 2018.

Betty attended Forest Schools. She had worked at the Frankfort Nursing Home and then worked in the greenhouse and in produce at Prairie Stream Farms, retiring in 2004. She loved sewing, gardening, working with her flowers, fishing, and loved being outdoors.



Visitation and Services

In accordance with Betty’s wishes, no services will be held. She will be laid to rest in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center and Clinton County Crematory, 501 E. Clinton Street, Frankfort, are honored to assist the Brown family.

Survived by:

Surviving are her Children: Michael (Elizabeth) Goff of Kirklin, Deanna (Jeffrey) Bryan of Spencer, and Mark (Theresa) Goff of Williamsport; Siblings: Steven Martin of Michigantown and Patricia Sorling of Frankfort; 8 Grandchildren; and 10 Great-Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her husband, son: Brian Goff, and siblings: Connie Martin, Robert Martin, and Dan Martin.


Leave your Condolences

5 Condolences for “Betty Lou Brown”

  1. Phil Gunyon October 12, 2023 at 2:36 pm

    Mike prayers for comfort and peace during this time of loss and grieving on your mothers passing. Thinking of you and your family.

    Phil Gunyon

  2. Jim Brown October 13, 2023 at 6:33 am

    My names is James Brown and I’ve known Betty for over 50 years.
    In 1987, she became my step mother when she married my Father, Garrett E Brown.
    I’ve always been able to discuss personal matters with Betty and at times, she was my rock!
    I will truly miss our phone calls.
    I live in Florida and that was how we communicated.
    I love you Betty, thank you for being a part of my life!

    • Mike October 14, 2023 at 8:53 am

      I am so sorry, did not aim to leave you out. DD , Jeff and I were still in shock and not thinking clearly. Please forgive us for omitting you, it was not intentional

    • Jeff Bryan and DeeDee Bryan October 14, 2023 at 9:06 am

      Jimmy, so very sorry, you slipped my mind during this heartbreaking time. We, Jeff and I, had been gone on a bucket list life long dream trip out west, I had mom all set up with two friends checking on her. Mom became sick just a couple of days after we left. But never took help when offered to get her to the dr. And when we spoke daily she said “she’s good”. I always believed her when she said that, even when it wasn’t true. When we got home after our 3 week trip she was in very bad shape, but it took me a couple of days to get her the proper help, ER tests results said Covid, and she was already past the window of getting her the best help for her to survive this… She put up a very good fight for 2 more weeks. But became way too tired. We had hope some days of her surviving… never came to mind she’d not. Until Friday morning early when I walked into her room and saw her face…I knew then we had turned the “other” corner…and I needed to get family in to say goodbye… in that stressful intense moment I am so sorry I never thought to call you. It’s all so very heartbreaking Jimmy… please accept my deepest apologies and sympathy for it’s your loss also…and please pass this on to Theresa for me. love you…

  3. Linda Dinkeldein October 14, 2023 at 5:08 am

    So sorry for your loss. As a teenager I lived across the street from her and her family in Michigantown she was a good mom, good wife, and was a good friend to me, I’m sure she’ll be missed by everyone.

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