Betty J. "Te Te" (Lemmons) Barrick

Born: Sun., Jan. 27, 1924
Died: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Nov. 15, 2019
Location: St. Pius X Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Fri., Nov. 15, 2019
Location: St. Pius X Catholic Church

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries

Music by The Piano Brothers

Betty J. Barrick

Jan 27, 1924 - Nov 09, 2019

Betty J. Barrick, 95, of Waterford Assisted Living died on Saturday November 9, 2019 at Signature Health Care with family present. She was born to the late Irene and Melvin Lemmons in Terre Haute, Indiana on January 27, 1924.

As a child her parents moved to Galesburg, IL. After graduating from Galesburg High School, and Galesburg Secretarial School, she moved to Chicago where she met and married Arthur Thompson. She then moved to South Bend, Indiana, to raise her family. Later, Betty married Max Barrick, Sr. who preceded her in death.

During her retirement years, Betty was fiercely independent and worked at Marshall Fields as a retail clerk where she loved interacting with customers. She was an avid Cubs fan who watched or listened to almost all the games during her life. She even had a brick engraved at Wrigley Field dedicated to her Dad, Melvin (Muggs) Lemmons. Betty was ecstatic when the Cubs won the world series during her lifetime.

Betty, known as "TeTe" by all her family and close friends, is survived by two daughters, Sharon (Robert) Stachowiak of South Bend, Indiana, and Patricia Somers of Westlake Village, CA, plus a stepson Max Barrick Jr of Long Beach, Indiana. Grandchildren Joshua (Nicola) Cunningham, Mark (Kim) Stachowiak, Scott (Narisra) Barrick, Melisa (Wesley) Barrick-Baldwin and Matt Stachowiak who preceded her in death. Great Grandchildren Cole and Kara Stachowiak, and Callum Cunningham.

Betty lived at The Waterford Assisted Living in Mishawaka for the last four years where she made many friends and played Bridge (up to five groups), Bingo and many other activities. The family wants to thank everyone at Waterford especially Tina for the excellent care and friendships.

The most important thing she accomplished was converting to Catholicism at the age of 89! Father Bill from St Pius even acknowledged that she may have been the oldest convert he ever had during his priesthood.

Betty spent the last few weeks of her life at Signature Heathcare with guidance from SouthernCare Hospice. The family wants to thank all the staff at Signature and at Southern Care Hospice (especially Becca and Michelle) for the wonderful care and support they provided.

Per Betty's request, she will be cremated and a Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday November 15, 2019 at St Pius X Catholic Church, 52553 Fir Rd, Granger, IN, 46530 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation at 10:00 a.m. in the church.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations in Betty's memory may be made to SouthernCare Hospice, 1626 E. Day Rd, Mishawaka, IN, 46545. Arrangements are under the direction of Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North. Family and friends may leave email condolences at


Charitable donations may be made in Betty's memory to the following organization:

Southern Care Hospice
310 W. McKinley, Mishawaka, IN 46554

Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Direct website to florist ordering, saving on wire fees
View/Sign the Condolence Book
Your Name:
Your Email:
  Allows family to respond to your message.Emails are not published at this web site.
Message of condolence:
Please note: messages are subject to review before being posted at this web site
 Add Condolence     Cancel

Please note: messages are subject to review before being posted at this web site