Betty S. Duty

August 09, 1938 - June 23, 2015

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Friday, June 26, 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville

Saturday, June 27, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville


Saturday, June 27, 10:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville


Betty S. Duty, 76, of Rome City died Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.

She moved to this area in 1960, coming from Kentucky.

Mrs. Duty retired as a supervisor from Group Dekko in Kendallville after 37 years.

She was a member of Rome City American Legion Post 381 Auxiliary.

Betty enjoyed flowers and gardening. She dearly loved her grandchildren.

She was born August 9, 1938, in Hindman, Kentucky, to Dolph and Malveria (Terry) Draughn. They preceded her in death.

She married John T. Duty in Wheelwright, Kentucky. He preceded her in death.

Surviving are a son, Thomas (Patty) Duty of Wolcottville; a daughter, Kimberly Duty of Rome City; six grandchildren, Michael (Amber Cahill) Campbell, Phillip Campbell, Joshua (Lauren Sage) Weimer, John T. Duty, Tabatha (Lee Prater) Parker, and Barkley (Rebecca Terry) Thomson; eight great-grandchildren, Arya Campbell, Zander Riddle, Amelia Duty, Gavin Duty, Lane Duty, Mason Thomson, Dylan Thomson, and Blake Thomson; a sister, Maggie Jane DeCorte of Florida; two brothers, Charles (Freda) Draughn of Louisiana and Jimmy (Judy) Draughn of Pennsylvania; and a brother-in-law, Jim (May) Duty of Wolcottville.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Draughn.

Funeral services will be Saturday, June 27, 2015, at 10 a.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville with Paul Leathers officiating. Burial will be in Orange Cemetery, Rome City.

Calling is Friday, June 26, 2015, from 2 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home and one hour prior to services on Saturday.

Preferred memorials are to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46814.

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John &Bonnie Falls
June 26th, 2015 5:21pm

To all the family we send are prayers and sympathy. Will remember her laugh and smile always. We all were lucky to have here in are lives. Thinking of you.

Ben & Linda Castle
June 26th, 2015 3:46pm
Rome City, In.

Our deepest sympathy to all of Betty's family! She was such a special lady...a one of a kind! We'll always cherish our many conversations, and laughs at the Legion with her! I shared a story about our kids, and Hot Pockets that stuck with her forever, and it was often brought up followed by gut wrenching laughter! I admired every single thing about this dear lady...her integrity, her outlook on life, her "telling it like it is" attitude, and last but not least....her beautiful legs from all the walking she did! We teased her often about those legs! She will certainly be missed by many people, but oh how lucky we all were to know her, and be able to call her a friend! Thoughts and prayers for Tom, Patty, Kim, her grandchildren, and the entire family during this difficult time!

Dianne Clark
June 26th, 2015 3:19pm
Ft Wayne

I know your family will miss you very much.

Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana
June 25th, 2015 8:21pm
6316 Mutual Drive, Fort Wayne,

Deepest Sympathy...

Vicky Fiandt
June 25th, 2015 6:02pm
Rome City

Betty was a dear, dear friend to my mother, Marty. They worked, laughed and cried together. Sharing joys and losses. Betty was famous at Group Dekko for working on production equipment and miraculously never getting dirty! Her humor and warm heart will be greatly missed. Later years Betty taught and reminisced her relationship with Marty to our son during his summer job at Group Dekko. Memories and laughter coming full circle. Betty and Marty were sure fun to hang with here on earth. Now giggling in Heaven! Extending our deepest sympathies and God Bless!\

Christine Jordan
June 25th, 2015 2:37pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Betty was one of the most amazing women I have known. I worked with her at Group Dekko and still to this day I try to figure out how she worked as hard as she did without messing up her hair or getting her spotless white blouses dirty! She made her way in a man's world at a time when few women would have attempted to do so and I will miss that tenacity as well as her quick wit and warm smile. Hold close those precious memories and know that she touched your lives as well as many others...

Diana Skaggs Dean
June 24th, 2015 7:20pm

So sorry to hear of Betty's passing. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with your family. God Bless each and everyone of you.

Dave and Susy Reynolds
June 24th, 2015 5:47pm

Your entire family have our deepest sympathy. I know what it feels like to loose your mom, it has not been that long since I lost mine. Thoughts and Prayers for all of you. It will get easier but you will never forget her. I think of my mom every single day. Susy and Dave

Vicky Smith
June 24th, 2015 3:39pm
Topmost, Kentucky

My deepest sympathy goes to Kim and the rest of the family. Your Mom was a very loving lady! She will be missed by alot of family and friends! Praying for all of you!

The Kraushaar Family
June 24th, 2015 3:21pm

we are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you all.

Mike and Willie Kurtz
June 24th, 2015 2:56pm
Rome City

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Betty was such a wonderful and loving person, we willl miss her very much..

Clyde and June
June 24th, 2015 12:54pm

So sorry for your loss. Heaven gained an Angel. Love your family so much. We are here for you!!!

Tom and Jane Hulen
June 24th, 2015 12:36pm

Our deepest sympathy to all - Know that our thoughts and prayers are with each of you - May God hold you in his arms during this very sad time and may you hold memories in your heart forever - We have such fond memories of Betty Blessings, Tom and Jane