Betty Irene Ward, age 84, of Cicero, IN passed away peacefully at her home on September 16, 2020.
She was born April 24, 1936 to William Elmer and Elsie Lee (Duganich) Snead. She was raised in Cicero, Indiana and graduated in 1954 from Jackson Central High School.
She had been a homemaker and bookkeeper for an excavating company during most of her adult life. Reading and studying the Bible was foremost in her priorities.
She had taught children at Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and church camps. She had attended various churches, but lastly she attended Omega Christian Church.
Betty was an avid fan of the Indianapolis Colts and Butler Bulldogs Basketball. And it was said that you did not get in front of the television when those teams were playing. She also loved shopping for and making various crafts. She often used those skills in her church activities. Betty was very patriotic and would display flags and other red white and blue items. She loved to travel and even joined a travel club. She had traveled to most states and other countries, and being a friendly, outgoing person, she made friends in many places.
Surviving her is a son: Gary Joe Ward of Cicero, IN and a daughter: Tammy Lou Farley of Arcadia, IN, grandsons: John and Andy Farley, and a sister: Susan Crawl of Fairmont, IN.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter: Terri Sue Ward, and brothers: Elmer and Jack Snead.
Graveside rites will be held at Carey Cemetery north of Noblesville, IN on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Neal Brown officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Omega Christian Church, 12763 East 281st Street, Arcadia, IN 46030 or Fairbanks Hospital, 8102 Clearvista Parkway, Indianapolis, IN 46256. Arrangements are entrusted to Hartley Funeral Homes Cicero Chapel where you may send condolences at http://www.hartleyfuneralhomes.com.
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Omega Christian Church
12763 East 281st Street, Arcadia IN 46030