|Birth: ||Jan. 29, 1930|
|Death: ||May 16, 2007|
The Lord called an angel home: Betty Jean Herod, 77, former Muncie resident, entered into eternal rest on May 16, 2007. She was under the loving care of her family and Hospice.
Betty was born in Arcola, Ill., to Juanita and Dean Brown. In 1939, the family moved to Wabash, IN, where Betty attended school. She was a cheerleader and a member of the Sunshine Girls at Wabash Senior High. Betty moved to Muncie in 1944 and worked intermittently at the Owl Drug Store from 1946-1958. She was a 1959 graduate of Amber's Beauty School and maintained a salon in her home for over 10 years. She then decided it was time for a career change. She graduated in 1971 from Ball Memorial Hospital's School of Practical Nursing where she held the honor of class president. She started her nursing career at Henry County Hospital in 1971, then transferred to Ball Hospital where she worked from 1972-1985 at which time she and her husband, Hink (Vern), retired and moved to Homosassa, Florida.
Betty was a charter member of North Oak Baptist Church in Citrus Springs, FL, and continued a co-membership at Fountain Square United Brethren Church which began in 1953. She belonged to the Warner Gear Sympathy Club, Eastern Star #104, Past Worthy High Priestess #14, American Nurse's Association, Christian Women's Association #255, The White Shrine of Jerusalem and AARP.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Hinkle Herod; daughters, Sheryl McElfresh (husband-David) of Yorktown, IN, and Terri Osteen (husband-Ray), Homosassa, FL; stepdaughter, Sharon Frey of California; stepson, Stanley Herod of Tennessee; and stepsister, Lee Hiser of Ft. Wayne, IN; nine grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Betty was preceded in death by her son, Jeffery Herod.
Services will be held at Elm Ridge Funeral Home in Muncie, IN. Friends and family may call Monday from 5-8 p.m. The funeral will be on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour before the service. Entombment will follow at Elm Ridge Memorial Park.
Dean Brown (1910 - 1948)
Hinkle Leverne Herod (1924 - 2011)
Sheryl Darlene Fletcher McElfresh (____ - 2016)*
Jeffrey Wayne Herod (1960 - 2005)*
Elm Ridge Memorial Park
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