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Mrs. Betty L. Davis, 87, of Thorntown, passed away Nov. 8, 2017, at her home.
Betty was born Nov. 22, 1929, in Boone County, a daughter of the late Charles and Irene (Taylor) Crum. She married Cletus Devon Davis on June 3, 1949. He passed away on Oct. 5, 2016.
Betty graduated from Thorntown High School. Along with her husband, she took great pride in their family farm and livestock. She also worked for Wright's Hardware in Colfax, where she retired. Betty was a member of the Indiana Hereford Women and the Boone County Homemakers. She was also a member of the New Beginnings Church in Thorntown.
Survivors include her children Rick (Lynn) Davis and Jill Davis, both of Thorntown; her brothers Joe, Dale, and Tom Crum; her sisters Carolyn Gillikin and Judy Saunders; and her grandchildren Garrett Kelly of Thorntown, Landon Kelly of Maine, and Dalton Davis of Thorntown. In addition to her husband, Betty was preceded in death by her siblings Hillis Crum, Margaret Watkins, Jim Crum, Mildred Ruth, and Floyd Crum.
Family and friends will gather for visitation from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, and services will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon Street, Lebanon. Betty will be laid to rest at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Thorntown. You are invited to visit the website www.strawmyerdrury.com where you may sign her online register and leave a personal message.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Boone County 4-H, 1300 E. 100 S., Lebanon, IN 46052.
Published on November 10, 2017
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