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Official Obituary of

Bonnie “Bonnie Belle” (Davis) Betley

July 17, 1946 ~ August 31, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Bonnie Betley Obituary

Bonnie “Bonnie Belle” Betley age 77 of Huntertown, IN died Thursday, August 31, 2023 in Ft. Wayne, IN. She was born July 17, 1946 to William Monroe Davis and Lucy Kate Plymale in Wewoka Oklahoma.

Bonnie was baptized January 15, 1952 in Prague Oklahoma at St Wenes Laus Catholic Church

Bonnie worked at General Telephone as a teller/clerk for 8 years, Chronister Pharmacy for two years as a Pharmacy Tech/Store manager, Douglas Morrow OD 1986-2000 as Office Manager, Price Vision Group 2000-2003 as a Receptionist/Secretary, Ft Wayne Neurology as the Lead Secretary 2003-2011 (retired to take care of her granddaughter), Moose Lake as a part time Server 2013-2018.

Bonnie Visited Ft Wayne with her aunt and uncle in summer of 1965; met Jerry Betley at Pretty Lake and decided to remain in Indiana living with her aunt and uncle. Attended St Francis University for one semester.

She married  Jerry Betley on July 22, 1967 (married 56 years). They lived in Ft Wayne for a couple years, then built a home on Pretty Lake. In 1975 they moved to Huntertown Indiana where she still lives

While living at Pretty Lake she was confirmed into the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church at Messiah, Wolcottville Indiana on October 13, 1974. In 1978 they joined Zion Lutheran Church Garrett Indiana where she loved serving her Lord through the Altar Guild , several committees and boards including church Treasurer.

She loved her children and grandchildren. They were her pride and joy. Rarely did she miss an event they were involved in whether it was at church, school, or sports or just to be around them. She also was proud of her Cherokee heritage through her father’s bloodline.

Bonnie is survived by her husband; Jerry Betley; son: Jody born March 2, 1973; daughters:  Dana born February 17, 1974, Kari born November 7, 1977, Alison born October 25, 1978. Jody married Donnetta Hardeman October 11, 1997; Dana married Scott Mitchell June 21, 1997; Kari married Chris Reith December 27, 2003; Alison married Travis Bowersock July 14, 2001.

9 grandchildren Myka and Kenzie Betley, Layton and Ainsley Mitchell, Ethan and Alex Reith, Landon, Cadence and Abram Bowersock

She is also survived by her brothers and sisters She was the second oldest of eleven; Brothers Paul Davis, Carl Davis, Jody Davis, Freddie Davis, Alvin Davis, Mike Davis; Sisters Rosie Annanders, Kaye McCord, Christie Dunsmore, All remain in Oklahoma.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents: William M. and Kate Davis; sister: Helen Davis who died at age 5.

Visitation will take place from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at Thomas Funeral Home, 1277 C.R. 56, Garrett, IN 46738 and from 10 – 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1349 S. Randolph St., Garrett, IN 46738 with Rev. Keaton Christiansen officiating. 

Burial will follow in Huntertown Cemetery – Huntertown, IN.

In lieu of flowers – memorials are to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church  or Stillwater Hospice Home.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
September 12, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thomas Funeral Home
1277 C.R. 56
Garrett, IN 46738

Visitation
Tuesday
September 12, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thomas Funeral Home
1277 C.R. 56
Garrett, IN 46738

Visitation
Wednesday
September 13, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

Funeral Service
Wednesday
September 13, 2023

11:00 AM
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

Donations

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
Randolph, Garrett IN 46738

Stillwater Hospice

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