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Betty L. (Dutro) Goodspeed

April 22, 1925 ~ August 16, 2017 (age 92)
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Betty Louise Goodspeed, 92, of Syracuse, IN passed away at 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Syracuse, IN. She passed away on what would have been her 75th wedding anniversary to her late husband, Vaughn. She was born on April 22, 1925 in Hartford City, IN to Walter Madison and Gracie Pauline (Spaulding) Dutro.

She attended Roll High School in Roll, IN and on August 16, 1942 in Hartford City, IN she married Vaughn Dale Goodspeed who preceded her on June 18, 1995. She grew up and lived in Hartford City, IN until the mid-1960’s, and lived a few years in Portage, IN before moving to Syracuse in 1972.  Betty along with her husband were the owner / operators of V. Goodspeed, Inc. in Cromwell, IN from 1974 - 1992.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church & Martha’s Circle in Cromwell, and the Wawasee Property Owners Association in Syracuse.

She is survived by:

2 Daughters – Barbara (Terry) Shields of Hartford City, IN & Tammie (Guy) Hursey of Kimmell, IN

7 Grand, 2 Step Grand, 8 Gt. Grand, 1 Step Gt. Grandson, and 1 Gt. Gt. Grandson

Daughter in law – Ronda (Steve) Hurst of Carmel, IN

Sister in law- Claretta Dutro of Hartford City, IN

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son- Richard Goodspeed, gt. granddaughter – Lauren Shields, sister - Carol Hawk, and brother – Francis Dutro.

Visitation will be from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017 at the funeral home with Pastor Marilyn Gebert & Pastor Tim Terrell officiating. Committal services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017 in the Gardens of Memory Chapel, 10703 N. St. Rd. 3, Muncie, IN.

Preferred memorial may be given to the United Methodist Church, 116 W. Orange St., Cromwell, IN 46732 or Lauren Shields Scholarship Fund, 1599 Lincolnway S, Ligonier, IN 46767. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 

 Service Information

August 20, 2017

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Owen Family Funeral Homes
1001 S. Huntington St.
Syracuse, IN 46567

Funeral Service
August 21, 2017

10:00 AM
Owen Family Funeral Homes
1001 S. Huntington St.
Syracuse, IN 46567

August 21, 2017

3:00 PM

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