Betty L. Wise

September 13, 1945 - February 05, 2012

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Betty L. Wise, 66, of Fort Wayne and formerly of Kendallville died Sunday, February 5, 2012, at 8:03 p.m. in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

She lived in Fort Wayne for two years. Prior to that she had lived in Kendallville for 13 years, coming from Kansas.

She served in the U.S. Navy from 1963 to 1965.

Betty retired as a licensed practical nurse while living in Kansas.

She was a member of Kendallville American Legion Post 86. She formerly attended New Hope Baptist Church, Kendallville.

She was born September 13, 1945, in Russell, Kansas, to Virgil and Alice (Reichard) Thacker. In September, 1974, she married Kayl L. Wise in Salina, Kansas. He survives in Fort Wayne.

Also surviving are a daughter, Sally Nistor of Rome City; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Richard Woodin of Battle Creek, Michigan, and Robert and Lisa Woodin of North Pole, Alaska; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; three sisters, Deanna Bachman of Dorrance, Kansas, Dianna Smith of Weaver, Alabama, and Alta Marie Thacker of Salina, Kansas; and two brothers, Galen Thacker of Salina, Kansas, and Dwight Thacker of Lucas, Kansas.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Private services will be held.

Preferred memorials are to the Arthritis Foundation.

Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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dianna smith
February 24th, 2013 5:08am

Sally I know this has not ben an easy year for you or for Kay. I just want you to know that I think of you quite often qbd I hope this year your pain will begin to ease.Just a note to let you know youi have not been forgotten and you never will always Dianna

Deanna bachman
March 17th, 2012 7:30pm
dorrance ks

I think about you everyday since you have passed away,nothing seems to be quite right since that Feb night

Dianna Smith
February 24th, 2012 7:14am

Not a day has gone by that I have not thought of you.I did not get to say goodbye,and I will always regret that.I am so sorry that you will not get to hold your new twin great grandbabies.though I know they will have a guaardian angel to watch over them from above. We all mourn your loss, though we know you are where there is no pain and sorrow. I miss you very much, and may God watch over all of us till we see you again.I love you Betty Your sister Dianna

theresa & trint day
February 16th, 2012 9:40pm
wolcottville In

Betty was very sweet person and she will be missed very much, my heart goes out to her family.

Dianna Smith
February 11th, 2012 4:56am

Betty my heart is breaking knowing that you are gone.My comfort is in knowing that your pain and suffering are over,and that you dwell in a place called Heaven and that you will be watching over the rest of us.Rest in peace sweet sister until I see you again.Until then I will keep all our loved ones in my thoughts and prayers. I love you Betty

Deanna bachman
February 11th, 2012 3:36am
dorrance ks

I will miss talking to your mother .I wish we could have talked more often. lots of love from Deanna Marvin and family Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you .It was nice seeing all of you wish it would have been under better circumstancrs Love Deanna

Susie Hunt
February 10th, 2012 12:09pm
Kendallville, IN

I'm sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Janice Lyne Bryan
February 10th, 2012 3:22am
Beloit, KS

Betty was a classmate of mine during jr. high and high school. I remember her as a quiet shy girl that always had a smile for everyone. I am so sorry for the family's loss of Betty. May she rest in peace.

Melissa "Boo" Booth
February 9th, 2012 8:40pm

Sally I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. God Bless you all.

David Bachman
February 9th, 2012 4:30am
Leavenworth Kansas

Although I did not know my Aunt Betty as much as I would have liked, I do know that my mother (her sister) will dearly miss her and that she thought the world of her big sister. She will not be forgotten.

Sally Nistor
February 8th, 2012 9:40pm
Rome City, IN

My mom was a wonderful woman. She will be missed but never forgotten. I love you mom. RIP