Betty Louise Anderson, 86

Posted on January 8, 2013

Betty Louise Thomas Anderson, 86, of Bluffton, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at the Meadowvale Nursing Home.
Betty Anderson was born Jan. 6, 1927, in Muncie, to Harry Thomas and Goldie Miller Thomas. She graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1945. Her parents owned the Muncie Conservatory of Music, where she learned to play the violin.
She married James Forest “Andy” Anderson May 22, 1946, in Lancaster Township of Wells County. He preceded her in death Dec. 20, 2012.
She and her husband owned Andy’s Inc. of Bluffton, which included a rental business, appliance store, car washes, and coin laundries in Bluffton, Hartford City, and Ossian. She and her husband enjoyed being a part of the Bluffton Elks Club. They resided on East Market Street in Bluffton and summered at their cottage on Lake Tippecanoe. They spent many winters in Harlingen, Texas.
Betty enjoyed walking on the Rivergreenway, dancing with her husband, sewing, and taking loving care of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Survivors include three sons, James “Ron” (Jean) Anderson of Bluffton, Gerald “Jerry” (Judy) Anderson of Fort Wayne, and Kevin (Marsha) Anderson of Bradenton, Fla; a daughter, Janice (Steve) Yager of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren; a sister, Corinna Barrick of Austin, Texas; and a brother, Mark Thomas of New Castle, Ind.
Mrs. Anderson was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Harry Thomas Jr. and Fred Thomas; and a sister, Jane Smith.
Friends are invited to call on the Anderson family from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Thoma/Rich, Chaney & Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at the funeral home, with calling for one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at the Elm Grove Cemetery in Bluffton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, the Wells County Food Bank, or Family Life Care of Berne.
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