Betty L. Showalter, 93, of Connersville passed away early Wednesday morning, February 14, 2018, at Reid Hospital, Richmond. She had been a resident of Heritage House in Richmond since August of 2017.
The only child of Clyde and Alma Gnahn Woods, Betty was born in Connersville on October 6, 1924.
Betty married Frederick Showalter in August 1948 at Eastside Methodist Church in Connersville. Mr. Showalter passed away in 1988. For several years, Betty worked as a clerk at Woolworths in Connersville but spent most of her time as a homemaker.
They raised their family on the farm in the Waterloo area where Betty enjoyed gardening, canning, and raising chickens. She was a member of Connersville Baptist Temple, the Waterloo Home Ec Club, Jolly 60’s Club, and Three G’s Club. In her leisure time, she enjoyed making crafts and going to craft shows, going out to eat, reading, listening to Bluegrass music, taking care of her pet cats, and spending time with her family. During her time at Heritage House, Betty made many new friends and enjoyed playing BINGO and being involved in other activities.
Survivors include her children, Linda K. (Thomas) Hendrix of Connersville, Roger D. Showalter of Greensburg, Indiana, and Valerie J. Showalter of Connersville; five grandchildren, Brad Hendrix, Justin Hendrix, Natalie Spicer, Amanda Lancaster, James Showalter; and eight great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband of 40 years, Frederick Showalter, Betty was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. Pastor Joe Ferreira and Reverend George Nester will officiate. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Lyonsville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 19, 2018, and on Tuesday from 12:00 noon until the time of service.
Memorial contributions can be made to Connersville Baptist Temple, and online condolences can be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.