23 February 2012

Troy Daily News

BRADFORD - BETTY JANE ABSHIRE, 84, of Bradford, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at the Upper Valley Medical Center.
Betty was born in Darke County on Dec. 26, 1927, to the late Otis and Ida Nixon Staudt.
She was a graduate of Gettysburg High School, class of 1945; worked for Petersime Incubator, Gettysburg as bookkeeper for seven years; was a homemaker; a member of Webster United Methodist Church; a member of Wayne Grange; and a member of Darke County Gourd Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Richard E. Abshire in 2009. Betty is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Jim Siders of Bradford and Beverly and Tom Kendall of Troy; six granddaughters, Wendy Siders and Lindsay Siders of Troy, Janielle and Brian Crickmore of Bradford, Danielle and Kyle Clack of Winchester, Ind., Kristin and Leo Quinn of Troy, Lisa and Tom Maxson of Casstown; 10 great-grandchildren, Austin and Brooklyn Crickmore, Katelynne, Kaden and Isabella Clack, Tyler and Katie Quinn, Madison, Evan and Benjamin Maxson; sister and brother-in-law, Wilma and Jim Graves of Covington; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Bradford, with the Rev. Ray Haley officiating. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bradford Fire & Rescue or The Gary Hill Hope Fund (for Leukemia).
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockerfraley.com.

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