Betty Ann Birch of Crawfordsville passed away peacefully Friday evening at her home. She was 79.
Born August 14, 1933 at Crawfordsville, she was the son of Elmer Cecil Wood and Anna Lee Black Wood. She attended Crawfordsville High School and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.
On August 6, 1960 she married Donald Birch. He preceded her in death on August 29, 2009.
Betty was a homemaker and received great joy from spending time with family.
Surviving family members include her daughters Jacci Jones of Crawfordsville, Deana Bayless of Crawfordsville; sister Mary Surber of Lebanon; grandchildren Nate (Kim) Rice, Kelly (Bobby) Browning and Dayna Jones, all of Crawfordsville and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Bobby Wood, Guy Wood and James Wood; sisters I. G. Wilhite and Lori Hartung and son-in-law Allen Bayless.
Visitation will be from 11 AM to 1 PM Wednesday at Burkhart Funeral Home with funeral services beginning at 1 PM led by Pastor Zach Rainey. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery South.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Southern Care Hospice, 935 Mezzanine Drive, Suite B, Lafayette, Indiana 47905.
Online condolences can be made by visiting www.BurkhartFH.com.