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Betty Tully

Betty Ford Tully

October 21st, 1924 - February 20th, 2020
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Obituary

Betty Ford Tully, age 95 and a longtime area resident, passed away quietly on Thursday, February 20, 2020 in Paddock Springs Healthcare, Warsaw.

Born on October 21, 1924 in Wabash, she was the daughter of the late Noah Carrolton Morrison and the late Erba Rae (Beigh) Morrison. She graduated from Claypool High School and attended Manchester College and was married to Victor Dean Ford on December 13, 1943. Together the pair would share more than sixty years before his 2003 passing.

Betty was a kind, giving person. She had a servant’s heart, and this showed in everything she undertook. She was active in the Salvation Army Auxiliary for many years and a member of the Red Hat Society. She was also a longtime member of Claypool United Methodist Church, was active in United Methodist Women and the Jolly Homemaker’s Club

Betty was rarely seen without a smile, but she could also be witty and loved to laugh. Time spent with family was precious to her and she loved cooking for them, hosting them at holidays and family gatherings. True to her helpful, caring ways, she was always sure that everyone ate before she would sit down. She liked to keep busy and always had things to do. Professionally, she was the secretary of Claypool School for 23 years.

Fondly remembered by many, Betty’s family includes son, Jim (Debra) Ford of Mansfield, OH; daughter, Julie (Stuart) Watkins of Claypool; and seven grandchildren: Lisa (Craig Charlton) Hay of Leesburg, Lori Method of Warsaw, Cassandra (Kyle) Newcomer of Cardington, OH, Cristen (Drew) Gilbert of Lexington, OH, Kyle (Elissa) Ford of Brooklyn, NY, Chase (Alex Pegg) Watkins of Greensboro, NC and Evan (Ally) Watkins of Warsaw. Also surviving are 8 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren and two stepdaughters. She was preceded in passing by her first husband, Victor Dean Ford; second husband, Claude Tully; daughter, Vickie Rae (Ford) Shoemaker and brother, Robert Earl Morrison.

A Life Celebration® is planned at Claypool United Methodist Church, 302 E. Section St., Claypool on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 11 a.m. with doors open for one hour prior. Friends may gather Monday, February 24, 2020 at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 E. Sheridan St., Warsaw from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be directed to Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 1196 Warsaw, IN 46581-1196 or to the Salvation Army. Condolences may be left for the family at www.TitusFuneralHome.com.

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  • Visitation

    February 24th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    February 24th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Titus Funeral Home
    Address
    2000 Sheridan Street
    Warsaw, Indiana 46580
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  • Life Celebration®

    February 25th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    February 25th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Claypool United Methodist Church
    Address
    302 E Section Street
    Claypool, Indiana
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    Officiant
    Pastor Rob Seawald
  • Interment

    Location
    Graceland Cemetery
    Address
    South Graceland Avenue
    Claypool, IN 46510
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Jewell

Posted at 11:56am
Julie, I am so sorry for your loss. I loved talking with Betty. She was a very sweet lady.
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Chaplain Bryan Benjamin

Posted at 10:29am
I am praying for you all. She was a wonderful resident here at Grace Village. May the God of comfort envelope you all with His comfort. Blessings, Chaplain Bryan Benjamin
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Dave & Cinde Carr

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Jim, Deb & Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Keep the faith my friends. - We love you! Dave & Cinde Carr
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