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Obituary: Betty Louise Pence, Hope


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Betty Louise Pence, 83, of Hope, passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

She was a member of Old Union United Church of Christ where she was in the Ladies Aide and was the organist for over 30 years. She loved crocheting, knitting, quilting and cooking.

The funeral will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Old Union United Church of Christ with Pastor Kirby Rupp officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Norman Funeral Home in Hope and on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will be at Old Union Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Old Union United Church of Christ Ladies Aide, Gideons Bibles or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Born December 28, 1929, Mrs. Pence was the daughter of Isaac and Trula McGuire Clark. She married John A. Pence December 6, 1949, in Edinburgh.

Survivors include her husband, of Hope; sons, John D. (Ann) Pence of Hope and Jim (Bev) Pence of Hope; grandchildren, Sarah (Justin) Wagler of Morgantown, Rachel Pence of Hope, Missy (Andy) Dempsey of Hope, Amy (Kyle) Shipp of Whiteland, Jason and Kevan Pence, both of Hope; great-grandchildren, Emma Wagler, Ava and Adyn Dempsey and Braiden Shipp; and sisters, Lucille Hedman of Shelbyville and Ola Schneider of Columbus.

Mrs. Pence was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Roy H. Clark.

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