Betty McPeek


Betty Jane McPeek, 82, of Columbus, entered the gates of Heaven at 9:58 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at her home.

Betty was a member of East Columbus Christian Church. She had a passion for music, was the church organist for 37 years and also played for many funerals and weddings. She was a 1952 graduate of Columbus High School. Betty loved to go to Zaharako’s to get a root beer float, sit at the park and eat lunch and take rides around town. Betty was a devoted Christian, wife, mother and grandmother. Her family was the light of her life. She loved her kids, especially all her grandbabies.

The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Ron Bridgewater officiating. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to time of service Saturday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the McPeek family at

Betty was born May 27, 1934, in Seymour. She was the daughter of William H. and Lillian J. Marshall Sanders. She married the love of her life, Richard L. McPeek, on November 15, 1952.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years; a daughter, Cindy (Dwight) Murphy of Columbus; sons, Douglas McPeek of Lee’s Summit, Missouri and Blake McPeek of Columbus; grandchildren, Shannon (Jeremy) DeHaven of Fort Worth, Texas, Amber (Donovan Higgins) Murphy of New Palestine, Sawyer (Danielle) McPeek of Lee’s Summit, Missouri and Cody McPeek of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; great-grandchildren, Lexie and Landon DeHaven, Trenton and Lilyan Kirchner and Nolan Higgins.

Betty will be dearly missed by her family who had many laughs and made many memories with her.