Bettye Schroerlucke

Bettye Jean Schroerlucke (Everley)

Wednesday, April 2nd, 1930 - Thursday, January 10th, 2019
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Bettye Jean Everley Schroerlucke, 88, of Louisville, died January 10, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 2, 1930, in Ceralvo, Ohio County, Kentucky, to Margret and Arthur Everley. When she was a young teen, Bettye’s family moved to Louisville, where she graduated from Shawnee High School in 1947. Bettye entered Kentucky Wesleyan College where she met Gilbert Schroerlucke who became the love of her life. They married in 1948. Gilbert became a minister and they started their journey as a United Methodist clergy family.
Bettye became a strong, supportive minister’s wife over the span of several moves across the state. With each move, Bettye made the parsonage a home and enhanced the community with her time, talents and spirit.
With a special interest in early childhood education, Bettye established and directed a day care center for low-income families at West Broadway United Methodist Church in Louisville. While raising a family, she continued to take college classes, and eventually earned bachelor and master degrees in education. Bettye was a classroom teacher for 19 years at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Louisville.
She brought joy to others through her love of music and singing and in her artistic creations, which often reflected her love of nature. Her positive, cheerful outlook and gentle kindness will be deeply missed by all those whose lives she touched. Bettye’s abiding presence is her gift to all of us.
She will be remembered by her husband of 70 years, Gilbert, and her children: Keith Schroerlucke (Sandra) of Madison, Wisconsin; Kaye McSpadden (Bruce) of Indianapolis; and in Louisville, Kathy Schroerlucke, Kim Schroerlucke (Jeanne Thompson), and Kelly Schroerlucke (Keith Lucas). She loved and cherished her 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one grandchild, two brothers, and a sister
The funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 13, at 3pm at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville KY 40205. Visitation precedes the service from 1pm-3pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church, 318 St Catherine St, Louisville KY 40203 [], or to Lowe Syndrome Association, Inc., PO Box 417, Chicago Ridge, IL 60415 [].
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 13th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Sunday, January 13th, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home
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  • Service

    Sunday, January 13th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Sunday, January 13th, 2019 3:00pm
    Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home
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  • Interment

    Bethany Cemetery
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Donna Woods

Posted at 03:26pm
Dear Gil, Kathy and family,
I am so happy that I was able to be Bettye's next door neighbor and friend. What a wonderful, strong, delightful woman. I'll miss her company but I'll keep company with her spirit and memory. Bettye and your family are blessed and have been and will be a blessing to so many. Our Wesley Manor Patio Home family will be here with you and for you as you learn to carry on with life.
Much love,
Donna Woods


Posted at 01:49am
Dear family, I am sorry for the death of your dear loved one. Death is certainly an enemy that take those we love, young or old. Jesus Christ promised to call all those in the memorial tombs, they will hear his voice and come out. (John 5:28 & 29) Yes, the resurrection will be a reality on a peaceful earth. (Psalm 37:29, Acts 24:15)

Alan Krauss

Posted at 11:39am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Alan and Janice Krauss


Posted at 08:59am
Sally and Nadine -

The two of you are amazing women in part because she was. Thinking of you as you grieve this immense loss.

Much love!
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Catherine Morton Ward

Posted at 04:48pm
Dear Gil and family,
We send our deepest sympathy to each of you. Bettye's love for all of you was evident, but especially her love for Gilbert. You are in our hearts and in our thoughts, dear friends.
Peace and Much Love,
Cathy & Frank Ward

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