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Betty Jo Moreland, 84, Miami, passed away at 3 a.m. Friday, March 17, 2017, at St. Vincent Kokomo. She was born Nov. 26, 1932, in Morehead, Kentucky, to Morton and Ithel Audra (Debord) Gregory. She first married S.V. Hamby in November 1949 in New Castle. He later preceded her in death and she married James Moreland on July 30, 1956, in Moreland. James also preceded her in death June 6, 2014.
Betty was a homemaker and enjoyed refinishing wood furniture, crafts, and raising her children. She attended Trinity Wesleyan Church in Kokomo.
Surviving family include her children, Calandra (Larry) Scott, Logansport, Beth Riggle, Galveston, Kirt Hamby, Bringhurst, David Hamby, Miami, Indiana, and Joseph (Vickie) Moreland, Pathfork, Kentucky; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Harold (Wanda) Gregory, New Castle, Cristine Hall, New Castle, and Ramona (Gary) Patrick, Greenfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first and second husbands; two sons, Robert and James Moreland; stepdaughter, Jimmy Pauline Moreland; daughter-in-law, Cindy Hamby; and brother, Morton Gregory Jr.; and a very precious great-granddaughter, Ellie Rae Marie.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 27, at Murray Weaver Funeral Home, Galveston, with the Rev. Bill Meiring officiating. Burial will follow at Springdale Cemetery in Bunker Hill with pallbearers, Harold Gregory, Joe Gilbert, Cory Kotkoski, Brad Oldfather, David Hamby, Bill Meiring and James Carpenter. Visitation will be 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Murray Weaver Funeral Home, Galveston.
The family wishes to send a special thank you to her caregivers at St. Vincent Hospice, Deb Morgan, Michelle Reeve, Julie Maggard, Mindy Hulupa and Lisa Fulton. Also a special thank you is sent to Trinity Wesleyan Church, and Derick Steele and assistant Kim at the law offices of Raquet, Vandenbosch and Steele. Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston has been entrusted with arrangements. www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 24, 2017
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