Betty C. Lash

February 25, 1925 - November 29, 2017

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Monday, December 04, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel

Tuesday, December 05, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel


Tuesday, December 05, 10:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel


Betty C. Lash, 92, of Avilla died Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 8:45 a.m. at her home.

She was born February 25, 1925, in Auburn to Bernard and Marguerite (Houlette) Brown.

On June 11, 1943, in Avilla she married Louis Edward Lash. He preceded her in death on May 3, 2016.

She was a homemaker, however, during World War II she worked as a shell casing inspector for Flint & Walling in Kendallville.

Mrs. Lash was a member of the Weston Street Bible Church in Rome City, where she served as Treasurer. She also served on the East Noble School Board, Noble County Library Board, and the Noble County Extension Homemakers Club.

Surviving are three daughters, Carolyn Rudek of Benton, Arkansas, Nancy (Mike) Caywood of Huntertown, and Jennifer (Bill) Lewis of Lansing, Michigan; two sons, Daniel (Cindy) Lash of Rome City and Bernard Lash of Avilla; 16 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Treesh.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Pastor Scott Kellenberger of the Weston Street Bible Church in Rome City officiating. Burial will be in Christian Union Cemetery, Garrett.

Calling is Monday, December 4, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Preferred memorials are to Gideon’s International, Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, or the Humane Society of Noble County.

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Guest Book

Beth (Stuckey) Seitz
June 5th, 2018 11:24am
Missoula, MT

Dear Jennifer, I too was grieving the death of my Mother and younger Sister during this same time, thus likely the reason for having missed your Mother's obituary.  I hope you and family are doing well.  I still reside in Western Montana since July 1977, however have spend 4 months in NE Indiana past 8 months. Many blessings. It is my hope you can connect with me in time.

Pk Dulong
December 9th, 2017 8:58am
Okemos, michigan

Blessings and prayers and condolences to the entire loving family of Betty Lash.

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary
December 5th, 2017 1:49pm
Albion, IN

Our deepest sympathies to Betty's family and friends at this sad time. We wish for you peace and comfort this holiday season.

Terri Brode Bradtmueller
December 4th, 2017 12:14pm
Ossian, Indiana

Carolyn and family, sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Roxanne Sandul
December 1st, 2017 11:19pm
Ft. Wayne

Nancy, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you, for peace, even in your sadness..

Deb Frisinger
December 1st, 2017 7:26pm
Ft. Wayne

Nancy and family, My deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. A mother's touch is never forgotten. She always remains in your heart and continues to be a part of your life.. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jamie Tomlinson
December 1st, 2017 6:15pm
Medicine Bow Run. Fort Wayne I

I’m sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers sent to Nancy and her family at this difficult time.

Susan Treesh
December 1st, 2017 7:09am
New Jersey

I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Betty's passing. My condolences to all of you. I will remember her long and successful work in running a farm together with your father, her fondness for animals, her fancy chickens, and her enormous and productive garden!

Susan Frymier
November 30th, 2017 3:13pm
Fort Wayne, IN

Dan, My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom.

Ann Livengood
November 30th, 2017 9:37am
Fort Wayne, IN

Dan, I'm sorry for your loss. It hurts to lose your mom at any age. Thinking of you and lifting you and your family up in prayer during this holiday season.