Betty  Sebastian


Betty Sebastian, 87, of Peru, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at North Woods Village in Kokomo.
She was born in Martinsville, Indiana, on Oct. 19, 1931, to Ishmael and Mary Alice (Staley) White. She married Leo A. Sebastian on June 23, 1950, and he preceded her in death on July 3, 1997.
A member of Bunker Hill First Baptist Church, Betty went back to college at a later age and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in nursing from IUK. She retired as a registered nurse from Dukes Memorial Hospital. She became well-known in the community with her homemade fudge during the Christmas season. She was an avid seamstress and made quilts for her grandkids. Betty also worked for the Miami County Extension Office, going to homes and educating people on nutrition, how to cook on a budget, and other household tasks. She was a sports fan - she especially enjoyed Colts football. She also enjoyed traveling, and loved spending time with her grandkids.
Betty is survived by her children Douglas (Nancy) Sebastian, of Palm Coast, Florida, Tara D. Meyerink (Robert), of Grove City, Ohio, and Lisa Riggle (Willie), of Peru; grandchildren, Zachary Sebastian, Lindsay Moreno, Amber Mortillo, Courtney McClellen, Tyler VanderWerf, Stephanie Pier, and Alysse Riggle; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; son, Major Bradford Sebastian; brother, Richard White; and sisters, Grace Leohr, Lorene DuBois, and Louise Kelly.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at the Bunker Hill First Baptist Church. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at the church, with Pastor Richard Olson officiating. Burial will take place at Springdale Cemetery in Bunker Hill, Indiana.
The family would like to especially thank Guardian Angel Hospice and the North Woods Village staff and administration for their kindness and compassion.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Allen Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at
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Published on September 6, 2019
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