Betty R. Atz

February 22, 1920 - December 21, 2019

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Thursday, December 26, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Thursday, December 26, 1:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Betty R. Atz, 99, of Kendallville died Saturday, December 21, 2019, at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville.

She was born February 22, 1920, in Kendallville to Vern and Mildred (Deibele) Cripe.

She was a 1937 graduate of Avilla High School.

On August 24, 1954, in Rogers City, Michigan, she married Robert J. Atz.

Mrs. Atz was a receptionist for Dr. Radcliff’s dentist office in Kendallville for 26 years.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kendallville, the Eastern Star, and Tri Kappa.

Betty enjoyed playing Bridge.

Surviving are a daughter, Linda Young of Kendallville; a stepdaughter, Sue Atz Colasurdo of Pasadena, California; two grandchildren, Brandon Skinner, and Ashley Skinner; two great-grandchildren, Oliver Skinner and Lawson Skinner; a sister, Barbara (Bill) Drerup of Avilla; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Jessica.

She was preceded in death by her father, Vern Cripe; her mother, Mildred Probst; her husband, Robert Atz; a sister, Marjorie Miller; two brothers, Don Cripe and George Probst; and a stepson James Atz.

Funeral services will be Thursday, December 26, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Rev. Stan Kessler officiating. An Eastern Star service will be held 12:40 p.m.

Burial will be at Lake View Cemetery in Kendallville at a later date.

Calling is Thursday, December 26, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the donor’s choice.

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Rosemary Jones
December 27th, 2019 3:46am
Auburn, Indiana

Dear Linda, was very sorry to hear ofyour mom’s passing. I liked her a lot and she was always so good to us kids hanging out at your house when we were teenagers. She was so much fun.

Rob Walters
December 26th, 2019 3:07pm
Fort Wayne

Lina, you and your family are in our thoughts. Love Rob and Josh

Greg & Sherri miller
December 25th, 2019 5:44pm
Mound MN

Linda...We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Betty’s passing......we have such fond memories of the holidays we were able to spend with her and you in Kendallville at Marge & Jays house. I wish we could of seen her more recently.....her sweet smile & soft voice asking us about our lives was so special. She always brought joy to us!! She will forever be in our memory....

Nancy Kirk
December 24th, 2019 4:54pm
Kendallville, in

Linda, so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. She was a wonderful woman.

Shanatha King
December 24th, 2019 12:17am

It was such a pleasure caring for Betty. She will be greatly missed

Teresa Gillespie
December 23rd, 2019 8:52pm

I'm sorry for your loss. I enjoyed getting to know Betty over the last few years. She always asked about my grandkids

Stanley Kessler
December 23rd, 2019 7:21pm

A privilege to have known such an upbeat soul, patient and kind.

Muriel and Tom Dougherty
December 23rd, 2019 5:34pm
Mesa, AZ

We so enjoyed living down the street from Betty on Park Ave. She was a sweet person to our son who was 2 when we became neighbors and we stayed until he was 17, when Tom retired. It was so easy to go see someone he was comfortable with when he went to the Dentist. Her family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Margaret Smith
December 23rd, 2019 5:26pm
115 n woodruff rd wolcottville

Sorry for your loss. They didn't get me back to the hall soon enough. I will miss her.