Bette Dabrowski's full life

Dateline: Sun 12 May 2013

Bette B. Dabrowski

Bette Belle Horton Dabrowski

89, Indianapolis, passed away May 9, 2013. She was born December 19, 1923 in Mooresville, IN to the late Omer and Opal Horton. She is survived by son, S. John Dabrowski; nephews Sterling (Robin) Horton, Stuart Horton; niece, Jean Ann Horton; grandchildren, Kristina Dabrowski, Angelica C. Dabrowski. Bette was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Stanley J. Dabrowski, longtime companion and friend, Charles G. Griffo, Sr. She worked several years for the US government and she met her future husband, before returning to work as a secretary for the Indianapolis Star where she retired from after 30 years. One of her personal accomplishments was learning to drive at age 60. She was so proud of buying a farm on her own and overseeing it in southern Indiana. She loved animals and frequently rescued strays. She was particularly proud of her world champion golden retriever, Mark 1.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 11-2pm at First Friends Church, 3030 Kessler Blvd E Dr. Indianapolis IN 46220 with a funeral service to follow at 2pm. A graveside service be held privately. Arrangements entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan-Washington Park North.


This is from today's Indy Star. I can only add that Bette was kind, professional and accomplished. She was an executive secretary, old-school, serving numerous executive editors at the Star.


I love that her obit mentions her farm and her friendship with Charlie Griffo, as well as her love of animals.


Condolences to her family and friends.



Farm Girl [unverified] said:

Bette loved Hershey bars. She could eat an inordinate number without gaining weight or running her sugar up. I hope someone puts a Hershey bar in her casket, or at least passes them around at the calling.

2013-05-12 20:01:42

hendy [Member] said:

Welcome back, Ruth. Best of painkillers.

2013-05-12 22:17:54

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