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Betty Ann (Swallow) Stilwell

Monday, December 12, 2011
4:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Colvin Funeral Home
425 N. Main St.
Princeton, IN 47670

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
11:00 AM
Colvin Funeral Home
425 N. Main St.
Princeton, IN 47670

Betty Ann (Swallow) Stilwell, 81, went to a reunion in Paradise with her beloved husband, her Savior, and baby child on December 10, 2011. She passed at her home peacefully with the assistance of Vista Hospice Care, Dr. Darla Grossman, and her family members after a 7-month illness with her heart/strokes.

She was born in Gibson Co., Indiana, on November 8, 1930 to Arch and Nina Swallow. She and her husband, Ed Stilwell, married in 1949 and moved to New Mexico in the years 1951 to 1968, and then returned to Indiana to live. She was a nursing assistant at the Princeton Hospital in 1947 to 1949. She also did some private duty sitting with the ill in their homes over the years, but primarily she was a proud homemaker and mother her entire life. She also had her own freelance photography business before losing her sight. She was a proud, long-time volunteer leader with the Girl Scouts.

She was affiliated with both the Muren Church of God and the Tower Heights Church of God in Princeton. She and her husband were very active in the Oakland City Church of God before it closed. She was a church leader, sang in choir and special songs, youth and bible school leader. She loved teaching from the bible. She enjoyed doing some volunteer work with Special Olympics and Gibson County ARC in her later years.

Survivors include two daughters and son-in-laws: Denise and LeRoy Medcalf of Princeton and Mechele and Michael Singleton of Evansville; five grandchildren and their spouses/significant others: Brian Medcalf/Misty Dardeen; Shawn & Sausha Medcalf; Desiree & Johnathun Harris; Heath & Jamie Singleton; Austin Singleton/Shantel McKee. Seven great grandchildren; Alyssa Medcalf, Macie Medcalf, Kirra Medcalf, Layla Medcalf, Rylee Singleton, Kayne Harris, and Adlee Singleton. She also has a great step grandson, Kalijah Harris, and two children who were already like great grandchildren to her: Ian and Alexis Dardeen. She has three surviving sister-in-laws: Kathleen Stilwell (Boonville), Marilous Stilwell (Francisco) and June Swallow (Florida). Extended family members are Eric Kriebel, Jason Woodall, Marika (Bowman) Reynolds, Yvonne Hurt, Colleen/Sarge Schmidt, Sue/John Rodgers, and Chris Dunlap.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Arch and Nina Swallow; a brother, Eugene Swallow; an infant son, Eddie Eugene Stilwell; and her husband, Edward N. Stilwell.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton officiated by Pastor Clint Woolsey of Muren Church of God. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday at Colvin Funeral Home. Burial will be at Montgomery Cemetery in Oakland City, IN.

Memorial contributions may be made to Muren Church of God. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be made online at


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