Obituary of Betty Jo Smith
Betty Jo Smith, 89, of Francesville, IN (formerly of Monticello, IN) passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at Parkview Haven Retirement Home in Francesville. She was born on March 15, 1933 in Idaville, IN to the late Forest Edward and Wilma Rebecca [Biddle] Weaver. Betty grew up in a family of ten children in the Idaville area. On February 8, 1953, she married Donald Ray Smith at his family home in rural Pulaski, IN.
Betty worked hard her entire life. Over the years, she had been employed at Bryan Manufacturing and Morgan Driveaway. She retired as the manager of Burger Shake at Indiana Beach.
Betty enjoyed crocheting and gardening as well as traveling; especially visiting Ireland and England. Betty adored her dogs. In recent years, she really enjoyed attending church services and BINGO at the nursing home. She will be dearly missed by her family.
She is survived by:
Mary Ann (Loyal, Jr.) Bowsher-Good, Daughter
Dona K. (James) Heater, Daughter
Pamela Marie (Lonnie, Sr.) Joseph, Daughter
13 Great Grandchildren
5 Great Great Grandchildren
Agnes Anne Jeffers, Sister
Marcia Funk, Sister
Margaret Van Meter, Sister
Many Nieces and Nephews
William Edward Bowsher, Former Husband
Preceded in death by:
Forest Edward and Wilma Rebecca [Biddle] Weaver, Parents
Donald Ray Smith, Husband
Kenneth Argyl Smith, Son
Jeanne Johns, Sister
Lola Marie Snavley, Sister
Lyle Alen Weaver, Brother
Wayne Neil Weaver, Brother
Larry Edward Weaver, Brother
Kenneth Weaver, Brother
Graveside Services will be held at 1 PM EST Friday, February 10, 2023 at Bell Center Cemetery in Bell Center, IN.
Burial will take place at Bell Center Cemetery in Bell Center, IN.
Memorial Contributions may be made to American Parkinson Disease Association.
Online Condolences may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.
Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN.
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1933 - 2023
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