Betty Ruth (Murray) Neal was born in Ohio County, IN on December 27, 1929, a daughter of the late Bessie (Palmer) and Ernest Russell Murray . Betty Ruth attended grade school at Cass Union and was a 1947 graduate of Rising Sun High School. She was the wife of the late Wymond Gene Neal, they were married on June 28, 1947 in Rising Sun, IN. Betty Ruth was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ and was baptized there on November 21, 1943. She was also a member of the Rising Sun Eastern Star. She worked for several years at Seagram's Distillery in Lawrenceburg, IN. Betty Ruth loved spending time with family and friends. She also enjoyed tending to her plants and flowers and was known for the meticulously kept landscape around her house. Betty Ruth passed away at 10:39 AM, Tuesday, June 2nd, at St. Elizabeth Edgewood Hospital at the age of 90.
Betty Ruth is survived by a daughter, Randa Brown (David), of Union, KY; by two sons, Rusty Neal, of Manchester, IN and Rick Neal (Paula), of Alabama; by 6 grandchildren: Jamie Jo, Autumn, Derek, Mickela, Hali and Hunter; Betty is also survived by sister-in-law, Margaret Murray, of Rising Sun, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband Wymond in 1970; by her daughter Rhonda Gay in 1960, by her infant daughter Renda Jo in 1949 and by her brother Ernest William Murray in 1990.
Funeral services will be 1 PM, Monday, June 8th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN with Brother Don Thomason officiating. Visitation will be held 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Monday, June 8th at Markland Funeral Home. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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