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Betty Ann Cruzan

September 16, 1924 ~ October 11, 2023 (age 99) 99 Years Old

Betty Cruzan Obituary

Betty Ann (Newby) Cruzan, age 99, formerly of Cicero, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

She was born September 16, 1924 in Arcadia, Indiana to Ivan and Margaret (Bryant) Newby.  Betty was a graduate of Walnut Grove High School with the Class of 1942 and married Hershel Warren Cruzan on April 12, 1944. Hershel passed away March 8, 1981.  Also preceding her in death were her father and mother, her sisters, Lavon Couden and Velma Insko, a daughter, Margaret Stone, a son-in-law, Richard Stipanovic and a grandson, James Stipanovic.

Betty is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann Stipanovic of Indianapolis, IN, grandson, Jeffrey (Theresa) Stone of Mooresville, IN, granddaughter, Marcy (David) Whittaker of Noblesville, IN, and three great-granddaughters, Sarah and Emily Stone and Audrey Whittaker.

Betty Ann and her husband lived on a farm and she loved helping her husband with the farming chores.  She also enjoyed working crossword puzzles, reading, knitting, sewing, and just being outdoors.

A visitation will be at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at Hartley Funeral Homes Cicero Chapel, 209 West Jackson Street, Cicero, IN 46034 followed by graveside services at Cicero Cemetery at Cicero, IN.  Pastor Mark Knapp will officiate.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers association, 50 East 91st Street, Indianapolis, IN  46240.  You may send condolences at


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Time of Remembrance
October 17, 2023

12:00 PM
Hartley Funeral Homes
209 W. Jackson Street
Cicero, IN 46034


Alzheimers Association
50 E 91st St #100, Indianapolis IN 46240
Tel: 1-317-575-9620


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