Betty Ilene Baney
Dec. 14, 1927 - April 21, 2013
BOURBON — Betty Ilene Baney, 85, of Bourbon, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne. She had been in failing health.
Betty was born Dec. 14, 1927 at Ft. Wayne to Ward Grim and Ethel Leora Welch Grim.
She has been a resident of Bourbon since 1953. She was a graduate of South Side High School of Fort Wayne in 1946. Betty was a homemaker and worked for nine years at Lincoln Life Insurance Company of Fort Wayne.
Betty and her husband Richard began their baking career with Tastie Pastries and she co-owned the famous “Eby Cookies” which were made right here in Bourbon and later baked for Amish Acres for more than 19 years.
She enjoyed her family, her friends and spending time with Richard watching sports and as a grandparent she loved her grandchildren and their activities as well. She was a member of The Bourbon American Legion Auxiliary and a member of the Bourbon First United Methodist Church.
On Sept. 6, 1952 she joined in marriage to Richard L. Baney who passed away March 6, 2012. She will be greatly missed by her two children; Cindy (Mrs. Douglas) Greaf of Ft. Wayne and Kevin (wife Kimberley) Baney of Warsaw and her grandchildren; Erica Subler, Haley Shelby, Ashley Herring, Taylor Baney and her great-grandchild Kira Herring.
She was preceded in death by her husband, sisters; Geraldine Richardson, Annabelle Ake and her brother, Bernard Grim.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 - 9 p.m. at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St., Bourbon.
Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Revs. Stormy Scherer-Berry and Mark Cottrill officiating.
Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Bourbon.
The family requests memorial contributions to: the Bourbon First United Methodist Church or the Bourbon American Legion Post #424 in her memory.
Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home is privileged to be entrusted in arranging the services.
Condolences may be left at deatonclemensfh.com.