Obituary for Betty Jane Lesh


Betty Jane Lesh

Betty Jane Lesh, 90, of Warsaw, Indiana, died on 1/12/2010 at 2:00 pm at Grace Village,Winona Lake, In.. She was born on October 17, 1919 in Claypool, Indiana.

Betty was born, October 17, 1919 to Harley and Nerla Mae Hinsey Walters.
She grew up on a farm between Claypool and Silver Lake, the fourth of seven children: Katherine (Long), Maude (Rager), Earl, Betty Jane (Lesh), Robert, Donnabell (Neff), and Richard. After graduation from high school in Akron, she attended beauty school in Warsaw.

Betty taught in beauty schools in Warsaw and South Bend before traveling to Kissimmee, Florida where Richard Arthur Lesh was stationed during WW II. They were married on March 15, 1943. Before Richard was deployed with the US Army Air Forces to the Philippines, they lived in Fresno, California where their only son, Richard Arthur Lesh, Jr. was born. After the war, they settled in Warsaw at 811 East Fort Wayne Street where Betty operated a beauty shop for 60 years.

Betty was a Cub Scout den mother and enjoyed local school sporting events. As a member of the United Trinity Methodist Church in Warsaw since 1946, she taught Sunday School and Bible Study classes, and served as secretary of the board of trustees for 25 years. An avid gardener, Betty loved growing flowers.

Betty is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Dick and Jill Sullivan Lesh in Bloomington, Indiana; brother Richard Walters in Osceola, Indiana; grandson Mark Lesh and daughter-in-law Emily Templin Lesh, Denver, Colorado; grandson Douglas Lesh and daughter-in-law Korin Gibson Lesh and great-granddaughter Kira Lesh in Darwin, Australia.
Reverend Andy Martin will conduct the services

The family thanks Betty’s friends and the staff at Grace Village who cared for her so lovingly.

Services will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, Warsaw, Indiana on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 11:00 AM. Burial will be at a later date.

McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel – Warsaw is in charge of arrangements. Memorial are to:
Trinity United Methodist Church
832 East Center Street
Warsaw, Indiana 46580
or the charity of the donor's choice.



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