Betty C. Buchanan, 91, of Wabash, IN passed away at 10:25 p.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Wabash, IN. She was born on December 9, 1930 in Lexington, KY to Finley David & Mattie Mae (Hawkins) Cole.
She graduated in 1948 from Lafayette High School in Lexington, KY and was married in May of 1950 in Lexington, KY to James Allan “Buck” Buchanan who preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and formerly worked as an office manager for Scallon Supply in Lexington for many years. She grew up in Lexington and has lived in West Virginia, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Lexington before moving to Wabash in 1996.
She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Wabash, Wabash Chamber of Commerce, Board of the Tobacco Free Coalition, and volunteered at the Parkview Hospital in Wabash.
She is survived by:
Daughter – Karen Buchanan (Skip) Daughtry of Wabash
3 Grandchildren – Christopher (Sarah) Daughtry of St. Louis, MO, Matthew (Vanessa) Daughtry of Wabash, and Hyde Daughtry (Ian) Heckman of Noblesville
10 Great Grandchildren – Caroline, Chloe, Anna, Amelia, Trenton, Trevor, Treyce, Skylar, Delaney, and Brennan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son – James Allan Buchanan, sister – Kitty Lou Rector, and brother – William Gaines Cole.
Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. St. Rd. 15, Warsaw, IN. A Celebration of Life service will be held in the spring at her church. Private family burial will take place in Kentucky at a later date.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Wabash County Tobacco Free Coalition, 41 Canal St., Wabash, IN 46992.