On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, Betty Burris left this world to join God and loved ones in her Heavenly home. Betty was born in Jamestown on July 21, 1922 to Carl “Bud” and Buela White. Except for a short time, she lived her life in Jamestown.
Betty was united in marriage to James Russell Burris on Sunday, May 11, 1941. They had sixty-three years of marriage. During that time, they were blessed with six children: James (Diane), John (Theresa), Charlie, Nancy (Greg), Paul (Sue), and Jeoff (Cheryl). In their blessings were thirteen grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
Through the years, Betty was very active in the Jamestown United Methodist Church, being at the time of her death the oldest and longest member of the church. She was a Sunday School teacher, sang in the choir, and was active in the United Methodist Women. Betty participated as a supportive parent in her children’s activities at Granville Wells School. She was proud to be one of the founders of the Tri-Area Library.
Betty was best known as a devoted woman, not only to God, her family, the church, but to the Jamestown community. Her love to all these areas in her life was so natural. The stories she told of Jamestown through the years were treasures to anyone who listened.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four sisters, one brother, one son, Jim, one grandson, and one great-great granddaughter.
Family and friends will gather Sunday, Oct. 2, for visitation from 12 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 3 p.m. with William Byrd and Stephen King officiating in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon Street, Lebanon. Betty will be laid to rest at IOOF Cemetery in Jamestown.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Tri-Area Library, 2 W Main St., Jamestown, IN 46147, the Jamestown United Methodist Church, 42 S. High St., Jamestown, IN 46147, or the Jackson Township Historical Society.