Betty Ruth Doty, Franklin

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Betty Ruth Doty

Betty Ruth Doty, 78, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at her residence at the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin. She was a former resident of Indianapolis.

She was born on Dec. 1, 1934, in Swords Creek, Va., the daughter of William John and Lacy (Compton) Richardson.

She is survived by two sons, Franklin D. (Valerie) Hess and William (Karen) Hess; grandchildren, Anthony (Michelle), Christopher, Kimberly (Bryan), Heather, Regina, Sheila (Dustin), Amanda and Samantha; 25 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Earl (Janice) Richardson, Nelson (Kathleen) Richardson and Fred (Connie) Richardson; and two sisters, Marie (Marvin) Musick and Linda (Gene) Cook.

She was preceded in passing by her parents; daughter, Luvenia Stafford; grandson, Robert Lee Stafford; brother, Roger Richardson; and sister, Violet Dunn.

She attended school in Virginia.

Betty was a homemaker. In her early years in Virginia, she cleaned homes. Years later, she was employed at Furrow’s, Target and K-Mart in the Indianapolis area.

She was a member of the Church By the Side of the Road Baptist church in Indianapolis. She was a member of the Lynhurst Chapter, Order of Eastern Star in Indianapolis.

Rev. Charles Stanley will conduct a service at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Kresge Chapel at the Indiana Masonic Home, 690 S. State St., Franklin. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of services Thursday at the chapel. An Eastern Star Service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home in Franklin is handling arrangements

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