Betty Lou (Cummings) Ward, 74, of Bloomington, Ind., died Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at IU Health/Bloomington Hospital, in Bloomington, Ind., with family at her side. Betty was born April 30, 1940, in Olaton, Ky., to the late Albert Landrum and Merle Dale (Crumes) Cummings.
She is survived by her husband, Carl Keith Ward of Bloomington, Ind.; daughter, Melanie Denise Harrell Howard of Whitesville, Ky.; son, Eric Keith Ward of Lafayette, Ind.; daughter, Amy Darlene Ward Schmidt of Madison, Ind.; 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; 5 sisters; and 1 brother.
Other than her parents; Betty was preceded in death by 3 brothers, infant Dwight, Freddie, and Phillip and 1 sister, Jo Nell.
All family and friends are invited to Dermitt-Joyce Funeral Home in Caneyville, Ky., for visitation from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. A reflection on her life by any and all present will immediately follow at 2 p.m.
A gathering of reflection and remembrance will be held in Bloomington, Ind., at a later date.