Betty was born Martha Jean Betts in Hicksville, Ohio on March 21, 1919. Her parents were Gerald “Ted” Betts and Alda Smith Betts. She married Max Stanley “Tank” Brown in 1940, he died in April, 2002. She died December 26, 2012 in Milford, Ohio. Services will be at Feller’s Funeral Home in Auburn, Indiana on December 29, 2012.
She is survived by a son, Tim Brown (and wife, Dee) in Milford, Ohio and a daughter, Dr. Betsy Schenck (and husband, Larry) in Denton, Texas. Also surviving are granddaughter Dr. Amy Brown Crouse (and husband, Don) in Cincinnati, and grandson Charlie Schenck in Denton. Great grandchildren are Katherine, T.J., and Libby Crouse, and Wesley and Quentin Schenck.
Betty grew up in Hicksville, Ohio and attended the University of Toledo. After marriage she lived most of her life in Auburn, Indiana, except for 1967-1974 in Denton, Texas. In Denton, Betty was active in the Newcomer’s Club, the Women’s Shakespeare Club and Asbury United Methodist Church. She worked as the Newcomer’s Greeter and at the Denton Osteopathic Hospital. In Auburn, she was a member of Eastern Star, Tri Kappa Sorority, and an active volunteer at the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum.
It is Betty’s request that memorials be given to the First United Methodist Church, 1203 East Seventh Street, Auburn, IN 46706.