Michelle Leigh Becraft, 49, of Lawrenceburg, IN, entered this world on Thursday, December 3, 1970 and departed it on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at Good Samaritan Hospital and Hospice Care Cincinnati, Ohio.
She is survived by her parents, Wayne “Jerry” and Carolyn Becraft, Moores Hill, IN, sister Margaret “Margie” Becraft, Lawrenceburg, IN, Uncle Larry (Linda) Peelman, Farmersburg, IN, Uncle Roger (Melva) Hayes, Danville, VA, Aunt Juanita “Pee-Wee” Myers, Buchanan, VA, her beloved fur babies Chelsea and Chuy and many cousins, extended family, and friends throughout the world.
She was preceded in death by Paternal Grandparents, Hazel and Pat Peelman, Moores Hill, IN, Maternal Grandparents Helen and Homer Hayes, Buena Vista, VA, Aunt Barbara Ann Hayes, Uncle “Jimmy” Hayes and Uncle “Jimmy” Myers, Buchanan, VA
Michelle enjoyed working during high school and college breaks at Kings Island admission gate where she did gain skills in dealing with the public and made lifelong friends.
Michelle graduated from Moores Hill Elementary School in 1985, South Dearborn HS in 1989, and Ball State University 1989 with a BS Accounting degree.
She immediately was hired as a temp and for 9 months worked at Cincinnati TriHealth before being hired there as a Staff Accountant. She soon moved to various positions within that organization over the next 26 years from Senior Accountant, Diversified Analyst, Finance Manager, and most recently, Financial Analyst Physicians Services. Michelle loved her job and especially the interaction with her physicians. She took pride in defending their rights and entitlements. Once any of them became part of health care team, it became her personal agenda to fight even harder for them.
She enjoyed traveling with family and friends. Her most recent trip was an Alaskan Cruise with friends last May.
She enjoyed her yard and flowers but depended on the lawn boy (Dad) and Yard Fairy (Mom) for maintenance.
Always an animal lover, each of her pets was also a rescue. Chelsea, her dog, came from a TN kill shelter. Chelsea has been so reluctant to leave her side in recent weeks. Lovable cat Chuy, “Wild Man” came from PAWS.
Michelle and sister Margie were influenced by their father’s love of sports. She was an avid baseball fan at a young age and family gatherings were discussions over stats, strategy, trades, etc. with Mom mostly observing. She spent her youth loving our Reds. She was always excited to meet and greet with Reds team members during church trips there during the 70s and 80s. She met many of the big players from that time. When Michelle moved to her own home, she could only afford basic tv. The New York Yankees were one of her limited choices and she fell in love with them. She did get to see games at the previous Yankee stadium but unfortunately never got to visit current stadium.
She was a participant in the TriHealth Cancer Institute State of the Union Address Q&A where she shared the pros and cons of her cancer experience by talking before medical professionals.
Michelle took pride in helping others through their cancer journey. It was a joy to help others get matched to the appropriate doctor. She frequently said: “I know people and I’m not afraid to ask a favor!” She was a shoulder to cry on and a source of information.
Michelle worked with TriHealth sites when they transitioned to the Epic system. She was the “troubleshooter”. She so enjoyed resolving problems with help from her “Mormon Boys”.
Due to the current corona virus restrictions, there can be no visitation or funeral service. A private funeral will be at a future date.
As an alternative, the family requests that you show your love and support of Michelle’s memory by acts of kindness to family or friends but preferably a stranger. Pay for the car behind you at the drive
through. Take someone to church. The possibilities are endless. You do not have to spend money to show kindness.
Then, we request that you write a note to the family @PO Box 66, Moores Hill, IN 47032 about your experience. Please enclose your name and address and tell us how you know Michelle. If you choose to leave a contact number, we can call/text you at our convenience.
For those who would rather make a donation in Michelle’s memory, our choice is PAWS, a local animal shelter. Checks may be made to PAWS but mailed to our home address listed above. Charity of your choice is also an option,
Thank you for all the love and support.
God Bless All.
Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 156, Moores Hill, IN 47032, (812)744-3280. You may also reach out to the family through our website at www.sibbettmoore.com
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