Betty Lee McCarty, 85

Betty Lee McCarty, 85, of Wabash, Indiana, died at 6:10 am, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash.

She was born Sept. 29, 1933, in Hager Hill, Ky., to James Edward and Hannah (Baldwin) Hitchcock.

Betty married Eligah B. McCarty in Paintsville, Ky., on Feb. 4, 1956; he died Dec. 17, 2006. She was a homemaker and enjoyed reading, sewing, quilt making, and crocheting. 

She is survived by four children, Larry McCarty, Terry (Lori) McCarty, and Diana (John) Fields, all of Wabash, and Cathy (Bill) Dillon of Lagro; seven grandchildren, Angela McCarty, Matthew McCarty, Steven (Amanda) McCarty, and Acacia (James) Watson, all of Wabash, Amanda (Josh) Napier of Akron, Sarah (Dave) Matthews of Marion, and Christopher (Carrie) Arnett of Indianapolis; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Jean (David) Spears of Urbana, Ohio, and brother-in-law, Richard (Elizabeth) McCarty of Wabash. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Freddie and Willie Hitchcock, her sister, Bethel Blair, and her great grandson Isaac Paul Grumpp.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Tim Prater officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 3-7 pm Friday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Animal Shelter of Wabash County.

The memorial guest book for Betty may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Mar 14