Betty Delph

Betty (Wright) Delph was born in Shirley, Ind., on July 22, 1928, the daughter of Gerald A. Wright and Mable (Harris) Wright.

She married Walter LeRoy Delph on August 7, 1946. Together they had five children. Betty retired from General Moters in 1986 as a tool and gauge inspector. She was a member of the Shirley Eastern Star and Grand Chapter Choir, Lilac Club and Shirley/Wilkinson United Methodist Church where she was a member of the church choir.

Betty loved her family, friends and church. She put her family and God first in everything. She spent most of her time “doing for others.” She especially loved to cook and bake for everyone. Betty loved music and was taught to play the steel guitar by her grandfather. She and her sisters sang together for many years sharing their music with the community at church and many events and memorials. Her beautiful smile and loving spirit will be sadly missed by her family and many friends.

Surviving are Diane K. (Delph) Baird, husband Kevin, Eaton, Ind., Steven M. Delph, wife Becky, Greensburg, Linda R.(Delph) Manor, Fishers, Eric L. Delph, wife Tammy, Bedford; brother, Rev. Robert Wright (Berniece), Greenfield; sisters, Jeanie Collier, Greenfield, Janet Ramsey, Kendalville, Ind. and Beverly Messick (Gary), Rimrock, Ariz., nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy; son, David W. in 1986; a son-in-law, Rodney Manor; sisters, Mary Lou McDaniel, Vivian Jordan; brothers, Eugene Wright and Byron Wright; brothers-in-law, Don McDaniel, Gene Ramsey, Gerald Collier; and sister-in- law, Barbara Milner Wright.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at Condo and Son Funeral home in Wilkinson, with an Eastern Star #116 service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 3, at the Shirley-Wilkinson United Methodist in Shirley with Rev. Allen Collier and family officiating. Burial will follow at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson.

Memorial donations can be made to the Shirley/ Wilkinson United Methodist Church, 309 South St. Shirley, IN. 47384

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