Betty Jean Murtfeldt

May 3, 1918 - January 23, 2019
Betty Jean Murtfeldt

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Betty Murtfeldt passed away at Carolina Village of Hendersonville on January 23, 2019, at the age of 100+ years. Betty was born May 3, 1918 in Urbana, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis Adams and Leila Armstrong Adams; husband of 59 years, F. Harold Murtfeldt; and sister, Mary Adams Seamans.

Betty was a graduate of University of Wisconsin and worked as a speech therapist. She volunteered as a guidance counselor, Girl Scout leader, and was active in literacy programs, AAUW, Deerfield School Board, PEO, Kappa Alpha Theta, churches in Hendersonville and Deerfield, IL, and Meals on Wheels. Betty was an avid reader, Scrabble player and artist. She enjoyed travel, cooking and collecting sharks’ teeth with her grandchildren on Venice Beach in Florida.

She is survived by children, James Murtfeldt (Liz), John Murtfeldt (Linda), and Ann Murtfeldt Sundberg (Steve); grandchildren, Susan, Ellen, Krista, Jeffrey, Ryan, Kate, Alex, Jack; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Carolina Village Care Center, Four Seasons Palliative Care and especially her longtime devoted caregiver, Bea Whitener, for loving attention and care of Betty.

A service will be held at Carolina Village Care Center (Magnolia Room), 703 Carolina Village Road, Hendersonville, NC at 2 pm Monday, January 28.

Memorial contributions may be made to Interfaith Assistance Ministry, PO Box 2562, Hendersonville, NC 28793 or UNICEF, 125 Maiden Lane, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10038.


Monday, January 28, 2019
2:00 PM

Carolina Village Magnolia Room - Directions
600 Carolina Village Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • January 25, 2019
    Barbara Clay says:
    To the family of Betty. Please know that you are in our prayers and in our hearts. Your Mom will be remembered fondly by everyone who knew her. Barbara Clay & Dianne Brennan - daughters of Dorothy Schorr