Betty L. Reichel, 91, of Westport, passed away at 7:16 a.m. on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in the arms of her husband and son at her residence.
She was born on September 19, 1930 in Indianapolis, the daughter of Lewis & Dorothy (Hill) Laker. She was raised in New Point and had been a resident of Sardinia since 1979. She was secretary and partner of Sardinia Machine. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and a former member of St. Denis Catholic Church. Betty enjoyed driving through the country and going to the casino. She married Friedrich Wilhelm “Fritz” Reichel, Jr. on July 24, 1968 in Vernon, Indiana and he survives. Other survivors include her son, Ron (Stella) Pyles of Westport; a granddaughter, Michelle Lynn Pyles (fiancé, Kirby Owens) of Westport and her 2 fur babies, Lucky and Bootsie. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Doris “Toodie” Foley. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 22, 2021 at the Bass & Gasper Funeral Home in Westport with Father Jeyaseelan Sen golraj officiating. Burial will follow at the Westport Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held on Monday, from 12:00 p.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. We ask visitors to follow social distancing guidelines once inside the funeral home and masks are recommended. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or Mercy Rescue in North Vernon through the funeral home. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.bassgasper.com