Betty Jane (Dilley) Smith, 91, Winslow

Betty Jane (Dilley) Smith, 91, of Winslow, passed away at 9:37 am on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, Jasper.     

Betty was born on October 12, 1926, in Petersburg to the late Ellet and Nannie Pearl    (Williams) Dilley. She married Robert “Red” Smith on April 20, 1946, and they made their home in Winslow. Four daughters were born into this union, Nila, Brenda, Linda, and Sylvia. 

Surviving Betty are three daughters, Nila D. (Maurice) Howard, Columbus, Linda S. (Michael) O’Connell, Bloomington, and Sylvia A. Smith of Jasper; nine grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew, Kelly, Andrea, Leslie, Lisa, Joseph, Sean and Krystle; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary C. Engleman of Kokomo; and a brother, Paul Dilley of Kentucky.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Red” Smith; one daughter, Brenda L. Kress; her parents; three sisters, Ellone Bartlow, Irma Lowe and Francis Minnis; and two brothers, Victor and Don Dilley.

Betty was a member of the Winslow Christian Church and Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #391. 

She was a 1945 graduate of Petersburg High School. 

She retired from the Pike County Treasurer Office after 28 years of service.

Cremation was chosen, with a graveside service to take place at a later date with Dr. Robert Asa officiating. Burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Winslow.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Winslow Christian Church, PO Box 382, Winslow, IN 47598.




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