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Betty Ann (Gurtner) Stanley Retherford

December 12, 1926 ~ January 5, 2019 (age 92)

Betty Ann (Gurtner) Stanley Retherford, 92, passed away on January 5, 2019 at Cumberland Pointe Health Center in West Lafayette, Indiana. She was born on December 12, 1926 to Frances F. (Frank) Gurtner and Maude Jones Gurtner in Wabash, Indiana. 

Betty married Donald Mills Stanley on November 9, 1947. She is proceeded in death by her parents, husband, 3 brothers; Wendell, Truman, and Lawrence Gurtner and sister in law Ellen Stanley Stanley. Betty married John Retherford on November 19,1989, who also proceeded in death. 

Betty enjoyed singing and playing the piano at Wabash Friends Church. She was a woman of quiet faith.

Betty is survived by her children; Phillip (Tahani) Stanley of LaFontaine, Indiana, Kathy (Sid) Micek of Champaign, Illinois, Cynthia Stanley (Don Russell) of Indianapolis, Indiana, and David (Tracy) Stanley of West Lafayette, Indiana. She is also survived by sister-in-law, Rebecca Binkerd; stepdaughters; Judy Nolta, Patsy Kumasawa, Dixie VandeFlier; grandchildren; Tammy (Bret) Taylor, Brenda (Greg) Boyd, Melanie (John) Lynn, Monica Carey, Khloe (Chris) Broelmann, Mandy Snell, Margaret Stanley, Katie Stanley, Angela Stanley Russell, and several great-grandchildren.

A private graveside service will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Friends Cemetery, in Wabash, with Pastor Lucas Binkerd officiating. Following the private graveside service, a Celebration of Life Memorial service will be held for family and friends at 3:00 p.m. with an hour of calling from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Wabash Friends Church, 3563 South State Road 13, Wabash, Indiana 46992. 

Preferred memorials are to Whites Residential & Family Services 5233 S 50 E, Wabash, IN 46992. 

Funeral services have been entrusted to McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave. Wabash, Indiana 46992.

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