Betty J. Lindley, age 85, a long time resident of Shoals, passed on Monday morning, June 3, 2019, at the Bliss House, in Bedford, where she currently res-ided.
She was born in Seville, Ohio, on June 6, 1933, to the late Frank and Lula (Ensinger) Haldiman. It was in Seville that Betty graduated from Seville High School and married her husband, Carl Vernon Lindley on March 3, 1953. Carl preceded her in death in 2001.
While living in Shoals, Betty was a member of the Shoals United Methodist Church, attending the church for over 50 years. Mrs. Lindley also belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star and the Shoals American Legion Auxiliary. She was the former owner of the Busy Bee Café. In latter years, she was employed at Crane NAD, retiring in 1974. She also volunteered as a Pink Lady at the Daviess Community Hospital, and for the American Cancer Society.
She is survived by two daughters, Marcy Pride and husband, Tracy, of Washington, and Judy Heichelbech and husband, Jon, of Bedford. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Jamie Nikirk, and her husband, Scott, of Bedford; and Adam Heichelbech, and wife Jill, of Bloomington; and four great-grandchildren, Kaden, Allison, Elijah, and Hudson Nikirk, all of Bedford.
One sister survives, Phyllis Ramsier, and husband Roy, of Rittman, Ohio.
Mrs. Lindley was also preceded in death by siblings Sylvia Bauer, Tressa Rufener, Nina Rufener, Marie Gasser, and Bill and Fred Haldiman.
Betty’s family has planned a Memorial Service to be held on Sunday, June 9th, at 4:00 p.m., at the Queen-Lee Chapel of the Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes, in Shoals. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations are encouraged to the Martin County Humane Society, 507 North Oak Street, in Loogootee, IN 47553, or the White River Humane Society, 3511 Pumphouse Road, Bedford, IN 47421.