Betty  Lindley


Betty J. Lindley, 85, a longtime resident of Shoals, passed away Monday morning at the Bliss House in Bedford, where she currently resided. Mrs. Lindley was born in Seville, Ohio, on June 6,1933, to Frank and Lula (Ensinger) Haldiman. It was in Seville that Betty graduated from Seville High School and married her husband, Carl Vernon Lindley, on March 3, 1953. Carl preceded Betty in death in 2001.
While living in Shoals, Betty was a member of the Shoals United Methodist Church, attending the church for over 50 years. Mrs. Lindley also belonged to the Order of Eastern Star and the Shoals American Legion Auxiliary. She was the former owner of the Busy Bee Cafe. In later years she was employed at Crane NAD, retiring in 1974. She also volunteered as a Pink Lady at the Daviess Community Hospital and the American Cancer Society.
She is survived by two daughters, Marcy and husband Tracy Pride of Washington, and Judy and husband Jon Heichelbech of Bedford; two grandchildren, Jamie and husband Scott Nikirk of Bedford, and Adam and wife Jill Heichelbech of Bloomington. There are four great-grandchildren, Kaden, Allison, Elijah and Hudson Nikirk, all of Bedford; and a sister, Phyllis and husband Roy Ramsier of Rittman, Ohio.
Mrs. Lindley is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and siblings Sylvia Bauer, Tressa Rufener, Nina Rufener, Marie Gasser, and Bill and Fred Haldiman.
Betty's family has planned a Memorial Service to be held Sunday, June 9, at 4 p.m. at the Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Shoals. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial donations are encouraged to the Martin County Humane Society, 507 N. Oak St., Loogootee, IN 47553, or the White River Humane Society, 3511 Pumphouse Road, Bedford, IN 47421.
Published on June 4, 2019
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