Obituary: Betty Joyce Rainey

May 23, 1935 – May 3, 2020

Betty Joyce Rainey, 84, of Mitchell, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born May 23, 1935, in Jonesville, Virginia, she was the daughter of Grady and Laura (Buttery) Ramsey.  She married Joe Rainey on September 26, 1970, and he preceded her in death on March 20, 2004.

Betty retired from Carpenter Body Works.  She was a member of American Legion Post No. 250 Auxiliary, Mitchell Senior Citizens, and a graduate of Orleans High School in 1952.  Betty loved to dance and enjoyed bowling and fishing.

Survivors include her sons, Michael Greene of Mitchell, Brian (Cynthia) Rainey of Mitchell, Chad (Heather) Rainey of Colorado Springs, Colorado; grandchildren, Mitchell Rainey, Grant Rainey, and Karlee Rainey; step-daughter Dava Foster, step-grandchildren, Daniel (Jennifer) Bell, Tessa (Cory) Mikels, several great grandchildren; sister, Jewell Taylor of Mitchell.

Her parents; husband; and, sister, Beulah Eads and brother, Avil Ramsey preceded her in death.

A family service will be Thursday, May 7, with burial in Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Reverend Steve Jones will officiate.

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