Betty Louise (York) Jolliff, 51, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, just days after making the courageous decision to give up her battle with complications due to a lifetime struggle with diabetes.
Betty was born at home on Feb. 11, 1960 to Alberta Mae Brown York, who raised her along with the help of "daddy" David Arthur Thomas. Her parents preceded her in death.
As a young girl in junior high school, Betty was on the pom-pom squad. She later developed an interest in bowling and NASCAR and was an avid Jimmy Johnson fan. Elvis Presley and rodeo were also two of her loves.
Her grandchildren, though, were the loves of her life and she loved having them near.
Survivors include her sons, William Redding and wife Angela, grandchildren Katie, Chase and Madysin, all of Coatesville, and Thomas Jolliff and wife Dezzy, grandson Wyatt, all of Webb City, Mo.
She is also survived by sisters Cheryl Bumgardner of Fillmore and Dawn Barger of Reelsville, as well as an aunt and uncle, Lucille and William Wood, of Palmetto, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2 at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, with Pastor Bob Muncie officiating.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 5 p.m. until time of services at the funeral home.
Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.BittlesandHurt.com.