August 18, 1924 - June 26, 2021
Betty Jane Scharf Brockhaus passed away in her 97th year on June 26, 2021, at 11:50pm. Born in Fort Thomas, Kentucky on August 18, 1924, Betty was preceded in eternal life by her devoted and beloved husband, Harold L. Brockhaus Sr., her parents Conrad C. Scharf and Muriel Dorne Scharf, and her brother, George Scharf. Betty is the loving mother of four children, Connie Brockhaus LaBorde (Herman), Debbie Brockhaus Alexander (Herbert), H. L. “Chip” Brockhaus, Jr. (Donna), and David Brockhaus (Suzanne). “Maw-Maw” or “Old Maw” Betty so loved, cherished, doted over, and took enormous pride in her thirteen grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. In her younger life, Betty played the Glockenspiel in the Highland Heights High School Band and participated in numerous activities at her schools and church. Betty’s professional career included the Federal Bureau of Investigation (in particular during WWII) & later as a legal secretary at Jones Walker in New Orleans. As a member of St Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Betty oversaw the church pre-school, worked as the church secretary, regularly attended Bible study, Sunday School, and was a member of the St. Matthews Methodist United Methodist Church Choir. As a working Mom, she achieved an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. In 1973 Betty founded and was the Executive Director of Play and Learn Day Nursery, Inc. in Metairie, Louisiana. Betty and Harold moved to Mandeville, Louisiana in 1978, relocating “Play and Learn” to 2433 Monroe St. where collectively, “Miss Betty and Mr. Harold” influenced the young lives of thousands of pre-school and kindergarten children. Betty “transferred her letter” becoming an early member of St. Timothy on the Northshore United Methodist Church where she was a member of the church choir into her 90’s. Betty helped organize and facilitate “Open Heart” ministries, attended Sunday School, Bible Studies, was a member of United Methodist Women, and was one of St. Timothy’s eldest members. Betty lived her life according to Jesus’ teachings, continually seeking our Lord, Jesus Christ. Betty was a “slayer of chocolate” (particularly Chocolate Ice Cream), an avid Bible reader, attended regular social activities at The Windsor in Mandeville, and lived an independent, un-assisted, life until just few short months prior to her death. “Mom, we thought you’d live forever”. And now, with Christ, you shall. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Betty’s life on Saturday, July 10th, 2021, at St Timothy on the Northshore United Methodist Church, 335 Asbury Dr, Mandeville, LA 70471. Visitation begins at 10:00am with services commencing at 11:00AM. A private interment in the memorial gardens on the Church grounds will follow with close family in attendance. Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services, lumcfs.org; 904 DeVille Lane, Ruston, LA. 71270. E. J. Fielding Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Please sign the E.J. Fielding Funeral Home online Guest Book at www.ejfieldingfh.com.
Betty Jane Scharf Brockhaus passed away in her 97th year on June 26, 2021, at 11:50pm. Born in Fort Thomas, Kentucky on August 18, 1924, Betty was preceded in eternal life by her devoted and beloved husband, Harold L. Brockhaus Sr., her parents... View Obituary & Service Information
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