Betty Jane Williams


Betty Jane Williams, 95 of Edinburgh, Indiana, passed away on August 25, 2017 at her residence. She was born August 11, 1922 in Jennings County, Indiana. She was the daughter of George and Lucille (Helt) Hughes. She married Garrett E. “Sonny” Williams December 20, 1946. He preceded her in death on October 4, 2006.

She is survived by a sister, Ruthanna Kaler of Columbus, Indiana; nieces and nephews, Cheryl (Bus) Flater of Franklin, Indiana, Daria (Mike) Cook of Edinburgh, Indiana, Dwane (Cindy) Williams of Edinburgh, Indiana, Barry Huffman of Knoxville, Tennessee, Eric (Eileen) Williams of Edinburgh, Indiana, Janice (Larry) Brown of Greenwood, Indiana, Jim (Jo) Kaler of Clifford, Indiana, Lois (Dave) Waddell of Wilmington, Delaware, and Todd (Deborah) Burbrink of Columbus, Indiana; and several great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister, Ruby Burbrink, and a nephew, Gerry Warder.

She was a 1940 graduate of Scipio High School. She was a member of St. George Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school for a number of years and was treasure of the woman’s ELCA. She was a founding member of the Buzzing Dozen Home Economics Club.

She was the last employee working at Union Starch in Edinburgh, as secretary, retiring in 1969, when the company moved to Illinois. After retirement she helped on the family farm.

She enjoyed flower gardening and eating chocolate. She never forgot to send out birthday, anniversary, and holiday cards. She was a very kind, loving, and generous lady.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by Reverend Jerry Castleman at St. George Lutheran Church in Shelby County. Calling will be on Tuesday, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh and from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. George Lutheran Church or Americare Hospice in Franklin.