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Betty A. Fairfield

January 23, 1932 — February 17, 2023


Betty A. Fairfield of Sebring, FL passed away at her home at age 91 on February 17, 2023. Betty was born in Omaha, NE of the late Elizabeth and Morris Windels. She and her late husband of fifty years, John J. Fairfield, Jr. had moved to Sebring in 1995 from Punta Gorda, FL. Together, they had raised five children and lived in Nebraska, Iowa, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Florida, France, Brazil and Colombia. Betty also is preceded in death by her younger sister,  Clara Ann Woracek of Nebraska.
Betty is remembered for her giving heart, her compassionate spirit, and her love of family. Betty provided volunteer work and support for orphans while in Brazil and Colombia, had taught English as a second language, and offered a home-away-from home for Peace Corps members while abroad. She was a frequent hostess of brunch and dinner parties and enjoyed bridge, baking, sewing and homemaking. Betty had worked following high school as a bookkeeper at the early Bandag tire company in Omaha and in later years as a mortgage specialist at Weymouth Savings Bank in Massachusetts. 
Betty is survived by her five children John Fairfield of Lincoln, NE, Leonard Fairfield of Allentown, PA, Carol Johnston and Margaret Johnson of Tucson, AZ, and Mark Fairfield of Sebring, FL; her son-in-law Timothy Johnson and daughters-in-law Bonnie Faimon and Cathy Bailey; grandchildren Timothy Fairfield of Nashville, TN, Samuel Fairfield of Des Moines, IA, Joshua Fairfield of Sebring, FL, Jordan Fairfield of Newberry, FL, and Frank Johnston of Tucson, AZ; and great grandchildren Simone Simpson, Mason Fairfield, Christopher Fairfield, and Eloise Fairfield.
Visitation is Thursday, February 23rd, from 3-5 PM at Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring. Mass will be held Friday, February 24th, at 9:30 AM at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Sebring, where Betty was a long-time parishioner. Burial will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL, beside her late husband. Arrangements are provided by the Morris Funeral Chapel at The family suggests a donation be made to a favorite charity in lieu of flowers.

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Thursday, February 23, 2023

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Friday, February 24, 2023

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St. Catherine Catholic Church

820 Hickory Street, Sebring, FL 33870

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