Betty Faust, 89

Betty Lou Faust, 89, formerly of LaFontaine, passed away at 4:25 a.m. on Thursday, April 4, at Heritage Point Health Care in Warren.

She was born to the late Paul and Daisy (Palmer) Frank on May 16, 1923 in Wabash County. She was a 1941 graduate of LaFontaine High School. She married Jonathan G. Faust on Dec. 24, 1941, He passed away Dec. 12, 2009. She was a homemaker to her family and a bookkeeper to the family business, John Faust Construction. She was a member of Lincolnville United Methodist Church in Lincolnville, also she was the church treasurer for ten years.

She is survived by her daughter, Jodie Elshire, Fort Wayne; two sons, Terry (Beverly) Faust, Urbana, and Sam (DeAnna)  Faust, Fort Wayne; three grandchildren, Andy (Judi) Faust, Dallas, Texas, Amy Pennington, Wabash, and Katie (Fred) Gengnagel, Fort Wayne; six great grandchildren, Ian Faust, Megan Hoggarth, Stephen Peterson, Courtney Pennington, Zac Pennington, and Jeremiah Elshire; a brother, Paul (Rita) Frank, Marion; and a sister-in-law, Bernice Frank, Wabash. She is preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie, two sisters, and a brother.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 8, at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 S. Main Street, LaFontaine, with Rev. Melissa Rice officiating. Burial will follow in the LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery, LaFontaine.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to Lincolnville United Methodist Church, 5848 E 500 S, Wabash, IN 46992.

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Posted on 2013 Apr 05