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Obituary: Betty G. Crites, Bloomfield

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Betty G. Crites, 88, of Bloomfield, passed away Wednesday October 3, 2012.

Born February 10, 1924, in Linton, Indiana, she was the daughter of Ord and Josephine (Slinkard) LaVanne.

Betty was a homemaker and a member of the Evangelic United Brethren Church in Linton.

Surviving relatives include her two sons, David G. (Joan) Crites of Columbus, Indiana, and Dennis J. (Cheryl) Crites of Bloomfield, Indiana; one granddaughter, Angel (Rich) Walls of Bloomfield; two great-granddaughters, Hannah Walls and Ally Walls, both of Bloomfield; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Crites Jr., on December 13, 2005; four sisters, Margaret Matteson, Rita LaVanne, Thelma LaVanne and Erma LaVanne; one brother, Joseph LaVanne; and her parents.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield, with the Rev. Arlen Pope officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery in Bloomfield. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. on Monday until the hour of the service.

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