Betty J. Crosson

Betty Jean Crosson, 84, of Columbia City, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Jan. 3, 2009, at 11:35 a.m. at the Byron Health Center, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Crosson was a 1942 graduate of Martinsville High School and attended the Indiana University Medical Center School of Nursing, completing her studies as a licensed practical nurse in 1962. She was employed by the IU Medical Center from 1958 to 1965. She had also worked for the Economic Development Corporation in Columbia City for five years and at Plaza Laundry in Columbia City for four years.

She lived in Huntington from 1965 until moving to Peabody, IN, in 1973 and later to Columbia City. She was a member of Oak Grove Church of God, the Audubon Society and the National Arbor Day Foundation.

She was born Aug. 11, 1924, in Martinsville, to Ancil and O. Juanita Freeman Hammons.

Survivors include three sons, Dennis D. (Linda) Crosson, of Columbia City; Craig R. (Ginger) Crosson, of Larwill; and Gerald L. Williams; a daughter, Lori J. Mackey, of Calabassas, CA; a brother, Joseph A. Hammons, of Martinsville; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A private service was held. Online condolences may be sent to the family through www.demoneygrimes.com.

Preferred memorials are gifts to the charity of the donor's choice.