Betty Mather, 98

Betty Ellen Mather, 98, of rural Wabash, died at 7:08 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at Wellbrooke of Wabash. 

She was born Oct. 13, 1919, in Cyclone, to Thomas Vernon and Myrtle Agness (Whiteman) Hutchison.

Betty was a graduate of New London High School.  She married Jack M. Mather in Houston, Texas, on Oct. 31, 1943; he died Nov. 13, 2007.  She retired from Wabash Magnetics after 19 years, and was a volunteer at Helping Hands since 1985.  She was a member of the Wabash Christian Church. 

Betty was a very spunky lady who enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, basket weaving, doing crafts, and baking, and was known for her red cake. 

She is survived by sister, Helen L. Shoemaker of Warsaw; six nieces Donna (Carl) O'Neal of Fort Wayne, Patricia (David) Williams of Andrews, Diane (Bill) Roper of Fort Worth, Texas, Sandy (Steve) Kline of North Manchester, Carolyn (Mike) Mickesell of Monticello, and Barbara (Max) Julian of Lafayette; and her brother-in-law, Paul P. Lamprecht of Andrews. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, John and Donald Hutchison, and three sisters, Mary Frances Hutchison, Thelma Irene Lamprecht, and Geneva May Perkins.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Haley Asberry officiating.  Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion.  Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Helping Hands.

The memorial guest book for Betty may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Dec 13