Betty Lou Heckard Lisby, 82

Betty Lou Heckard Lisby, 82, North Manchester, passed away on Nov. 6, 2020 at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester. Betty was born to the late Kenneth and Fern (Clifton) Stanley on Oct. 4, 1938 in Sweetser.

On Oct. 9, 1954 Betty married William L. Heckard. During their twenty years of marriage they had two children, Adam and Twana. William sadly passed away on April 29, 1975, leaving Betty to raise two young children by herself. Betty wasn’t afraid of hard work, however, as she worked for Wabash Magnetics, Wabash, until its closing and then began working at Wagner Manufacturing, Wabash. She later worked for Dana Incorporated, Andrews, until she retired in 2000.  Betty happily found love again on May 21, 1989 when she married Raymond L. Lisby. The two were wed for twenty-nine years before Ray passed away on Oct. 9, 2018.

One of the most important things in Betty’s life was her faith in the Lord. Her family and church family at Christian Fellowship Church, North Manchester, where she was a member, were her life. Even in the most difficult times of her life, Betty relied on the strength of the Lord. Those fortunate enough to know or have met Betty will remember her for her loving, caring heart and ability to speak her mind with grace.

The loving memory of Betty Lou Lisby will be forever cherished by her son, Adam (Karla) Heckard, Amboy; daughter, Twana (Donald) Fierstos, Auburn, Pa.; step-son, Richard (Heidi) Lisby, Chicago, Ill.; sisters, Janet Ravencroft, Marion and Wanda (Harlan) Haisley, Fairmont; grandchildren, Chasity Hope, Auburn, Pa. and Brad Mosier, Wabash. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, William Heckard and Raymond Lisby; four brothers, Richard, Virgil, Ovid Earl, and Junior Stanley; three sisters, Marilyn Stanley, Rosemary Moore, and Velma Ratliff.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Wabash Friends Cemetery, Wabash. Pastor Jacob Good will officiate.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Betty Lou Lisby, memorial contributions may be made to the Wabash County Animal Shelter, 810 Manchester Ave., Wabash, Indiana 46992.

The family has entrusted McKee Mortuary with final arrangements.

Posted on 2020 Nov 11