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Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Watkins Meyers passed peacefully at her residence at 12:43 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017.
Mary was born Aug. 19, 1927 in Kokomo, to William Hale and Mary J. Rodgers Watkins.
Betty graduated from Kokomo High School in 1945. She married Wayne F. Meyers on April 6, 1946, he preceded her in death in August 2012. Wayne and Betty raised their three children in Kokomo. Betty worked at the Kokomo Tribune, Stellite, and Szabo Foods before retiring in 1973. From 1973 to 1983, Wayne and Betty lived in Lafayette before Wayne's retirement from the post office. Following his retirement in 1983, Wayne and Betty resided both in Indiana and Florida until they returned to Kokomo in 2006.
Throughout her life, Betty was well-loved by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many other friends and family. They will remember Betty for her love of gardening (especially her roses), painting, golf, music and dancing. She attended Judson Road Christian Church.
Betty is survived by her children, Marcia Fritzlen, Stephanie Cattell, and John Meyers, all of Kokomo; grandchildren, Carin (Christopher) Hollandbeck, Brownsburg, Christopher (Courtney) Fritzlen, Westfield, Andrew Cattell, New York, New York, Katy Cattell, St. Petersburg, Florida, Melody (Randy) Smith, Kokomo, Monica (Ron) Nelson, Westfield, and Melissa (Ryan) Phillips, Kokomo; great-grandchildren, Annabelle and Sara Cate Hollandbeck, Evan, Cameron, and Victoria Fritzlen, Mackenzie and Madison Smith, Aidin and Cade Gooch, Devin (Taylor) Huffer, and Gabe, Mikayla, and Logan Phillips; brothers-in-law, Ray (Joy) Meyers and David Wood; sister-in-law Patricia Lear; special cousins, Raymond and Tilly Reed; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne; daughter-in-law Judith Meyers; and sisters-in-law and brother-in-law Robert and Gretchen Kurtz, Orville and Joan Cummings, Pamela Wood, and Charles Lear.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the following people for their love and dedication to Betty: Traci Martin, Chrisanna Anderson, Jessica Sears, Lisa Nelson, and Cindy Hobbs.
Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, North Hampton, MA 01061, or Guardian Angels Hospice of Kokomo, 516 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo, IN 46902.
Friends may call Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel. A graveside service will be celebrated on Wednesday Aug. 23, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the Mausoleum Chapel of Love, 2097 West Alto Road, Kokomo.
Published on August 19, 2017
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