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Betty Ann Ferrell

Betty Ann Ferrell, affectionately known as Nanny, age 82, of Greenwood, Indiana, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Thursday afternoon, August 4, 2016, at her daughter's home in Sylvania, Ohio. Betty was born November 6, 1933 in Crossville, Tennessee to Ridley and Myrtle (Quarles) Patton. She was a 1952 graduate of Bedford High School, and on July 4, 1952 married William Ferrell. He preceded her in death on January 4, 1962.

Betty worked for the Greenwood City Schools in the cafeteria, as well as the Greenwood Police Department in the Juvenile Delinquent Division. She also took on the role as a house mom for students attending the University of Indianapolis.

Betty was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption. Betty thoroughly enjoyed all the domestic duties that come with being a homemaker, including cooking and baking, and she devoted her time taking care of her grandchildren and grandbabies.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Chester (Sheryl) Ferrell and Portia (Karl) Beer; grandchildren, Tony (Sarah) Ferrell, Emily Ferrell, Kyle Beer, Erica (Ben) Eisel, Katie (August) Allendorf, Kelly (Jason) Kaiser, Joey Beer and Jacob Beer; 14 great-grandchildren; her sister, Lilly Morgan and sister-in-law, Nancy Patton.

Besides her husband, William, Betty was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Fred, Douglas, Richard and Jerry Patton.

Family and friends may visit Sunday, August 7th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 413 E. Main St. in Metamora, OH (419.644.3601), where a Vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Prayers will begin in the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 8th, followed by a Mass of Resurrection at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption, with Fr. Michael Dandurand presiding. Interment will take place Tuesday, August 9th at 3:00 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Greenwood, Indiana.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church or Holy Trinity School, 2649 US 20, Swanton, OH 43558.

Residence: Sylvania, Ohio; formerly of Greenwood, Indiana

Visitation: Sunday, August 7th from 4 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Metamora, Ohio

Mass of Resurrection: Monday, August 8th at 11:00 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Assumption

Interment: Tuesday, August 9th at 3:00 pm at Greenwood Cemetery in Greenwood, Indiana

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o sorry to hear of Betty's passing. We have very fond memories of Betty; babysitting Natalie, talking and eating together, watching Chet and Portia grow-up, basketball games, visiting Aunt Susie & Uncle Chester Wood, Daisy & Max Watters. Betty was a devoted wife and mother and a wonderful cook! Your dad Bill, was like a big brother to me. Bill was an inspiration to me in his athletic per suits and mentoring. . At Bill's passing, Phil was in the Army and was home for Christmas when his dad, Virgil passed unexpectedly December 27,1961 just (8) days before Bill's passing on January 4, 1962. Phil had already left to return to San Antonio knowing that his friend was very ill and not expected to live. We send our heartfelt sympathy to Chet & Portia and families and all of you will be in our prayers.

Phil E. & Shirley Jackson Aug 7 2016 12:00 AM

We are so saddened to hear of Betty's passing. Betty was a pleasure to work with always upbeat, positive and cheerful. We worked together at the Greenwood Police Department where she watched over all the officers to be sure they were taken care of. Was always there for me to keep me out of trouble. I cherish the time we worked together and will truly miss her. She will always be in our memories. God Bless

Albert & Susan Hessman Aug 7 2016 12:00 AM

We are so very saddened to hear of Betty's passing. Betty was a gracious and loving lady always willing to help and support those in greater need. Betty was a shining light in the early years of Greenwood's growth. She was also a great supporter of local business and was always so very positive to all that knew her. Chet and Cheryl we will be praying for you and your entire family. God bless you all and thanks you for sharing such a wonderful woman with us all.

Dixie & Steve Knott Aug 6 2016 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to Chet & Portia during this difficult time. Betty was like a second mom to Charlie while growing up in Greenwood, Indiana. Many happy times and fond memories for those days. Our prayers are with you during this time.

Charlie & Susan Garcia Aug 6 2016 12:00 AM

My heart aches for you all. Your mom was such a sweetheart. We had Christmas's every year with Shirley Mitchell, Phyllis Day, Imy Murphy and me for a long time. Also we went on vacations with your mom and she always made us laugh. She will be greatly missed. Thinking of you all.

Kathy Brooks Aug 6 2016 12:00 AM