Naomi Louise Mundy Betz
Sept. 11, 1925 – June 12, 2020
Naomi Louise Mundy Betz, died June 12, 2020, at 11:01 a.m. at the Lund Hospice Home, Gilbert, Ariz., at age 94.
She previously resided at Legacy Retired Residence, Mesa, Ariz.
Naomi was born to Robert and Juanita (Shonkwiler) Mundy on Sept. 11, 1925, in Otterbein. She graduated from Ball State University where she met Loren L. Betz. They were married on Aug. 18, 1946.
Both lifelong educators, they served the Indiana communities of Kouts, Wheeler and Chesterton, before moving to Rochester in 1959. Loren served as the principal of Rochester High School from 1959-1965 and served as the superintendent of Rochester Community Schools from 1965-1976. Naomi taught home economics and physical education at RHS.
In 1976, Naomi and Loren moved from Rochester to Portland where Loren served as the Superintendent of Jay County Schools until his retirement in 1985. The Betzes retired to Rochester where they resided until 1990. Naomi and Loren spent time in Indianapolis before moving to Mesa, Ariz., where they lived the rest of their lives.
Naomi and Loren were active members of the United Methodist church in each of the communities they resided. Naomi was a member of Tri Kappa and loved to play bridge and golf with her friends. When she and Loren retired to Mesa, they were very involved in any club activities that included music and volunteered weekly at a local nursing home.
Naomi was a member of the hospital auxiliary and volunteered her services for many years in multiple communities. Naomi and Loren, and Naomi by herself after Loren died, came to Indiana at least once a year to visit family and friends.
Naomi was preceded in death by her husband, Loren, who died of congestive heart failure on Feb. 8, 2009; her oldest son, William H. (Bill) Betz, who died of a sudden heart attack on Feb. 10, 2020; her parents; two brothers; and a sister.
Naomi is survived by her sister, Marian (Mundy) Shockley (age 100); her daughter-in-law and three children, Marla Betz (Bill), Susan Betz Hintz (Craig), Muhammad Betz (Ruby) and David Betz (Debbie); 11 grandchildren, Andrea (Betz) McCauley (Darryl), Matthew Betz, Jennifer (Brash) Johnson (Travis), Julie (Brash) Butcher (John), Jill (Brash) Colclasure (Scott), Yaqub Betz, Dene Betz, Ben Betz, Jake Betz, Jesse Jazwinski (Amy) and Jeremy Jazwinski (Alicia); 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren called her “Gram,” “Grammie,” “Omi Lou” and “Omi, the Great!” Her favorite song that she sang to everyone including her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and caregivers, was “A Bushel and a Peck.” Naomi was a spirited, loving, strong-willed and tenacious person. An independent woman ahead of her time, she was a strong advocate for women’s rights. Together with Loren, Naomi will be remembered and celebrated for generations to come.
Naomi and Loren both elected to be cremated, and their remains are at Velda Rose Gardens, Mesa, Ariz. Any monetary donation is respectfully requested to be made to autism-society.org or Autism Society, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 305, Rockville, MD 20852, in honor of Austin Colclasure and in memory of Naomi L. Betz.
Beth L. Anglin
Aug. 20, 1954 – July 15, 2020
Beth L. Anglin, 65, Warsaw, passed away at 1:50 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at the Center for Hospice Care, Elkhart.
Beth was born on Aug. 20, 1954, in Warsaw to David A. and Norma Jean (Landis) Jamison.
She was a 1972 graduate of Mentone High School where she was a cheerleader for the Bulldogs.
She worked for the Tippecanoe Valley School Corp. for 33 years. She worked in the middle school as well as Akron Elementary, serving as treasurer. At the school she enjoyed being involved with the Drama Club and attending many sporting events.
Survivors include a daughter, Lori and husband Brian Butler, Fredericksburg, Va.; a son, Ben and wife Netha Baker, Mentone; five grandchildren, Shelby, Jameson, David, Ellie and Max; her sisters, Kathy Jamison, Warsaw, Sarah and husband Paul Beery, Colorado, and Amy and husband Scott Lebon, Colorado; and a brother, Bill and wife Vicky Jamison, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 19, 2020, at King Memorial Home, 101 N. Tucker St., Mentone, with Speaker Tim Mikel officiating. A private burial will take place in the Graceland Cemetery, Claypool. Memorial visitation hours will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, July 19, 2020, at King Memorial Home, Mentone.
Donations may be made to the donor’s choice of charity in Beth’s memory. Family and friends may share a memory or send an online condolence at www.hartzlerfuneralservices.com.
Leroy W. Johnson
Leroy W. Johnson, 73, Macy, and formerly of Nyona Lake and Tipton, died Saturday at home.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Johnson, Macy; his daughter, Linda Fields, Rushville; and his sons, Leroy Johnson Jr., Lake County, and Lucas Johnson, Macy.
A graveside military service is 2 p.m. Sunday at Plainview Cemetery, Macy. Arrangements are handled by McClain Funeral Home.