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Betty Ann (Gurtner) Stanley Retherford Dec. 12, 1926 - Jan. 5, 2019

Betty Ann (Gurtner) Stanley Retherford, 92, passed away on Jan. 5, 2019, at Cumberland Pointe Health Center in West Lafayette. She was born on Dec. 12, 1926, to Frances F. (Frank) Gurtner and Maude Jones Gurtner in Wabash.

Betty married Donald Mills Stanley on Nov. 9, 1947. She is proceeded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers, Wendell, Truman and Lawrence Gurtner, and sister-in-law Ellen Stanley Stanley. Betty married John Retherford on Nov. 19, 1989, who also proceeded in death.

Betty enjoyed singing and playing the piano at Wabash Friends Church. She was a woman of quiet faith.

Betty is survived by her children, Phillip (Tahani) Stanley of LaFontaine, Kathy (Sid) Micek of Champaign, Illinois, Cynthia Stanley (Don Russell) of Indianapolis and David (Tracy) Stanley of West Lafayette. She is also survived by sister-in-law Rebecca Binkerd; stepdaughters Judy Nolta, Patsy Kumasawa, Dixie VandeFlier; grandchildren Tammy (Bret) Taylor, Brenda (Greg) Boyd, Melanie (John) Lynn, Monica Carey, Khloe (Chris) Broelmann, Mandy Snell, Margaret Stanley, Katie Stanley, Angela Stanley Russell; and several great-grandchildren.

A private graveside service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at Friends Cemetery in Wabash with Pastor Lucas Binkerd officiating. Following the private graveside service, a celebration of life memorial service will be held for family and friends at 3 p.m. with an hour of calling from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Wabash Friends Church, 3563 S. State Road 13, Wabash, Indiana, 46992.

Preferred memorials are to Whites Residential & Family Services, 5233 S. 50 E., Wabash, Indiana, 46992.

Funeral services have been entrusted to McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave., Wabash, Indiana, 46992.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com.