Betty Hadley, 91, of Monon, passed away on Friday, February 18, 2022.
Betty was born on January 17, 1931 in McCoysburg, IN to the late Earl and Goldie "Mable" (Randall) Hendershot. On October 15, 1949, she married James A. Hadley who liked to tease, with a coy grin, that he moved her to the city. She delighted in telling the story of finding the local preacher in the milking barn, interrupting his work, and then employing him marry the pair in an impromptu ceremony in the preachers side yard. Jim preceded her in death September 5, 2016. Betty and Jims marriage lasted for nearly 67 years and they were soul mates in every possible way. The couple traveled extensively and now one last journey brings them together once again in a heavenly reunion.
Betty was a 1949 graduate of Monon High School and worked tirelessly as a homemaker, always ensuring that her family was well taken care of in every way. Betty also found joy in her one side gig at the Rensselaer Republican newspaper. She gathered weekly with girlfriends to stuff newspaper ads, laugh, perhaps gossip, and proudly earn a little of her own mad money.
Betty was a member of the Monon Historical Society and a life member of the Monon First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school, was part of the Ann Sceaney Ladies Circle, and helped with Vacation Bible School. For decades she exhibited crafts and won many blue ribbons at the White County Fair.
Betty enjoyed sewing, canning, flower and vegetable gardening, and cooking and baking. Her noodles and angel food cake were a family legend! Bettys grandkids and great grandkids fondly recall standing near her as they worked together to make homemade playdough. The sound of her vintage Singer sewing machine zipping along a seam of fabric will always evoke warm memories.
Betty is survived by three children, Robert (Anna) Hadley of Chalmers, Judy Hites of Monon, John (Martha) Hadley of Berkley, MI; six grandchildren, and thirteen great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Jim, she was also preceded in death by her siblings, Maxine Burns, Harold "Bud" Hendershot, Alice Speer, Earl Hendershot, Jr., George Hendershot, and Harry Hendershot.
Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until the time of services at 2:00 pm Saturday, February 26, 2022 at the Monon First Baptist Church with Pastor Jeff Scheffee officiating.
Due to ongoing Covid-19 concerns, the family requests that everyone in attendance wear a mask inside.
Burial will follow at Bedford Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Monon First Baptist Church or Monon Civic Preservation Society. Envelopes will be available at the church.
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Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello is entrusted with care.