Betty Jean Marcum

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mrs. Betty Jean Marcum, 77, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 at Mill Pond Health Campus surrounded by her family.

She was born in Letcher County, Ky., on June 29, 1934. She was the eighth of 10 children of Benton and Rosa (Hampton) Boggs.

She was married to James Jerome Marcum Sr. on Jan. 10, 1955 in Greenfield. Her beloved husband preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 1996 and she will now join him in heaven.

Betty worked at Angwell Curtain Factory and DePauw's Delta Upsilon Fraternity, where she served as a housemother and cook for 25 years, and touched the lives of many young men.

She is survived by a son, James Jerome Marcum Jr. (Sue) of Rockville; a daughter, Jennie Sue Coy (John) of Greencastle; grandchildren, Jacob John Coy of London, Jill Holly Hamilton (Jamie) of Greenwood and James Jerome Marcum III "Trey" of Greencastle. Others survivors include Jim and Sherry Perdue of Greencastle, James and Rhonda O'Malley, and their children, Morgan, Patrick, Madalyn and Aaron. Betty is also survived by several nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Clinton Falls Community Church with Pastor Steve Ranson officiating. Visitation will precede the service from 1 to 3 p.m. Burial will follow at the Clinton Falls Cemetery.

Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory to the Clinton Falls Community Church, 4050 N. CR 625 West, Greencastle, IN 46135

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