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Betty Lou Hupp McKain

September 27, 1927 March 22, 2021
Betty Lou Hupp McKain
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Betty Lou Hupp McKain, Brownstown, formerly of CenterPoint, met her Lord and Savior on March 22. She was 93 years old and surrounded by family. Born unto Everett and Josephine (Allman) Hupp on Sept. 27, 1927, Betty attended school until the eighth grade. She was the youngest of 8 children.
By the time she was 13 years old, she was a full-time nanny for a family, cooking meals, keeping house and caring for children. Even as a young girl in a simple farming family, she took great pride in what she had. She pressed her own clothes by a fire with a cast iron. A true pioneer woman, she learned to cook on a wood stove. Her family rarely went to town for anything but sugar, coffee or flour. They grew their food, or hunted and fished for it — though sometimes they raised livestock for food. Betty worked in Brownstown during her teenage years for a restaurant waiting tables.
At 16 she wed the love of her life, Jack McKain. They met on a “date” of sorts, and were inseparable for 64 years of marriage. While her husband fought in WWII, she counted the days until his return and cherished his letters. Together they raised three daughters. Betty was a Godly woman who read the Bible through annually with her husband. Prayer was the foundation of her life. She also loved bluegrass music, especially gospel. She was a self-taught seamstress, who first learned on a treadle machine. She could sew nearly anything without a pattern. Often, she created dolls, clothing and other gifts for her family. She was an expert gardener. She and her husband raised corn, melons, beans, berries, tomatoes and many other fruits and vegetables. Always resourceful, she could prepare rabbit, squirrel, quail or other game meat too. She cooked entire meals from scratch, rarely using recipes — persimmon pudding, butterscotch pie, beef with homemade noodles. Betty, throughout the majority of her life, didn’t sit down. If she weren’t cutting wood with Jack, she was sweeping a porch, tending her beloved flower beds or beautifying some space in her home. To those who knew her, she was a woman of creativity, resilience and strength.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 2008. She is survived by her daughters: Jennifer VonDielingen (Steve); Linda McKain; and Rebecca McKain. She leaves seven grandchildren: Matthew (Beth) and Andrew VonDielingen; Celina (Mike) Davis, Christy Disque and Ted Disque; and Regan Tuttle and Ashley Tuttle. She leaves 15 great-grandchildren and also 6 great-great-grandchildren, one brother-in-law, Max McKain, along with nieces and nephews.
Services will be conducted on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Winklepleck & Brock Funeral Home in Brownstown, Indiana. Friends and family may call at the funeral home on Friday, March 26, 2021 after 12:00 noon until time of service. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Brownstown. All arrangements have been entrusted to the caring staff of Winklepleck & Brock Funeral Home in Brownstown. Due to Covid-19, we continue to follow CDC Guidelines which stipulate that face masks and social distancing are required at all times during visitations and services.
Memorials may be made to Salvation Army, Gleaners Community Food Bank, and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association through Winklepleck & Brock Funeral Home, Brownstown, IN.
An online guestbook may be signed at www.winklepleckbrockfh.com

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Visitation

Friday

26

Mar

12:00 PM 3/26/2021 12:00:00 PM
Winklepleck & Brock Funeral Home

320 North High Street
Brownstown, IN 47220

Winklepleck & Brock Funeral Home
320 North High Street Brownstown 47220 IN
United States

Service

Friday

26

Mar

2:00 PM 3/26/2021 2:00:00 PM
Winklepleck & Brock Funeral Home

320 North High Street
Brownstown, IN 47220

Winklepleck & Brock Funeral Home
320 North High Street Brownstown 47220 IN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fairview Cemetery Final Resting Place

610 N. High St.
Brownstown, IN 47220

610 N. High St. Brownstown 47220 IN
United States
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