Betty J. Speas


Betty J. Speas, 92, of Greenwood, passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

She was born in Bloomington on March 25, 1925 to Ralph and Amanda (Hensley) Sipes.

Betty was a caring, honest person who never met a stranger and would help anyone who needed it. She was faithful and loved the Lord as well as her grandchildren and family.

Betty was an exceptional cook and a hard worker, who had a great sense of humor and made the holidays with her family special.

She enjoyed writing poems and going to yard sales. Betty walked everywhere and enjoyed sitting on her front porch swing to people-watch.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Amanda Sipes; brothers, Bud, Mel and Zook Sipes; and one grandchild.

Betty is survived by her son, Robert (Shelley) Speas, daughters, Rosemary (Tom) Speas, Brenda (James, deceased) Mason, Linda Patton and Rita (Bobby, deceased) Helms; sisters, Marcella Thacker, Diana (George) Wetzel and Sandy Durham; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at noon at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1977 S. State Road 135, Greenwood. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association, 8604 Allisonville Road, Suite 140, Indianapolis, IN 46250.

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