Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Loveland, passed away November 9, 2017 surrounded by her family and friends.
Betsy graduated from Our Lady of Providence High School and St. Joseph's Infirmary School of Nursing, Louisville, KY. She knew at an early age that nursing was her calling and began working as a nurse's aide as soon as she was old enough. As an RN, she worked at Purdue University Student Hospital, the US Census Bureau, Hillcrest Nursing Home, and, for 35 years, at Clark Memorial Hospital working in Pediatrics, Critical Care, IV Therapy and eventually the Nursing Administration until her retirement in 2000. During her nursing career, Betsy envisioned and launched the Ambulatory Care Service at Clark Memorial Hospital.
Betsy was known for her volunteerism. For eight years, she could be found every Monday whipping up one of her famous lunches in the Jeffersonville Community Kitchen, and continued as a board member until this year. Betsy also volunteered for the American Red Cross and participated in disaster responses for five years. She helped develop and implement the Clark County Red Cross Pet Therapy Program and was awarded the Exceptional Volunteer Service Award in 2016 for her service to her community from the American Red Cross.
Betsy was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Mary "Becky" Smith; and siblings, Mary Ann (Charlie) Sanders and George Smith (Imelda- deceased). Betsy is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth "Betty" Loveland (Larry) Roberts and Margaret Loveland (Keith) Toby; sister, Cathy (Chuck) Graninger; grandchildren, Eric Roberts, Morgan Toby, Sam Roberts, Jordan Toby, Alex Roberts and Nick Toby; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; and good friend, Chris Holtman, who helped care for her.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m.on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 315 E. Chestnut Street, Jeffersonville, with inurnment to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday, November 17, 2017, at Scott Funeral Home, 2515 Veterans Parkway, Jeffersonville, and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the church.
Betsy was passionate about nursing and that she could always provide for her family. She wanted to "pay it forward" for the next generation of nurses and created the Smith-Loveland Nursing Scholarship through the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Smith-Loveland Nursing Scholarship with Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, or the Community Kitchen of Jeffersonville. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Mom loved to watch her Purdue Boilermakers and Louisville Cardinals play football and basketball. We know she will continue to cheer for both. BOILER UP! Please visit www.scottfuneralhome.com for online condolences.
Published on November 13, 2017