February 19, 1924 - November 2, 2017
Betty P. Garton, 93, of Bluffton passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017, at Signature Health & Rehab in Bluffton. Betty was born on February 19, 1924 in Bremen, Indiana to Anthony & Ethel (Sherman) Ervin. She graduated from Bremen High School in 1941 and graduated from the Fort Wayne Beauty School in 1944. She was the owner / operator at Betty’s Beauty Shop in Bluffton for over 50 years. Betty was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church, where she also served by teaching Sunday School, sang in the choir and serviced on the funeral dinner committee. She was also a member of various ladies bowling teams and volunteered at the Caylor-Nickel Clinic On March 4, 1945 in Bremen, Betty and William M. Garton were married. He preceded her in death on May 15, 1993. Betty is survived by five children: Tony H. (LuAnn) Garton, Dawn (Bobby) Burchett, Cindy (Andrew) Davis, Tracy (Marian) Garton, all of Bluffton and Bruce Garton of Avilla. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren and a brother Andy (Mary Lou) Ervin of Bremen. She is preceded in death by a brother Carl Ervin and a sister Rosella Ervin. A service to celebrate Betty’s life will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Monday (Nov. 6th) at the Epworth United Methodist Church in Bluffton. Betty’s son Tony Garton will officiate. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery. Calling Hours will be held on Sunday (Nov. 5th) from 2 to 8 at the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may in Betty’s memory to the Epworth United Methodist Church. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Friends can send online condolences to her family at www.thomarich.com.
Betty P. Garton, 93, of Bluffton passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017, at Signature Health & Rehab in Bluffton. Betty was born on February 19, 1924 in Bremen, Indiana to Anthony & Ethel (Sherman) Ervin. She graduated from Bremen High... View Obituary & Service Information
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