Betty Jo Smith, 89, of Francesville, formerly of Monticello

Betty Jo Smith, 89, of Francesville, formerly of Monticello, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at Parkview Haven Retirement Home in Francesville. 


She was born on March 15, 1933 in Idaville, IN to the late Forest Edward and Wilma Rebecca [Biddle] Weaver.  Betty grew up in a family of ten children in the Idaville area. 


On February 8, 1953, she married Donald Ray Smith at his family home in rural Pulaski, IN. 


Betty worked hard her entire life.  Over the years, she had been employed at Bryan Manufacturing and Morgan Driveaway.  She retired as the manager of Burger Shake at Indiana Beach.


Betty enjoyed crocheting and gardening as well as traveling; especially visiting Ireland and England.  Betty adored her dogs.  In recent years, she really enjoyed attending church services and BINGO at the nursing home.  She will be dearly missed by her family.


She is survived by:

Mary Ann (Loyal, Jr.) Bowsher-Good, Daughter

Dona K. (James) Heater, Daughter

Pamela Marie (Lonnie, Sr.) Joseph, Daughter

9 Grandchildren

13 Great Grandchildren

5 Great Great Grandchildren

Agnes Anne Jeffers, Sister

Marcia Funk, Sister

Margaret Van Meter, Sister

Many Nieces and Nephews

William Edward Bowsher, Former Husband


Preceded in death by:

Forest Edward and Wilma Rebecca [Biddle] Weaver, Parents

Donald Ray Smith, Husband

Kenneth Argyl Smith, Son

Jeanne Johns, Sister

Lola Marie Snavley, Sister

Lyle Alen Weaver, Brother

Wayne Neil Weaver, Brother

Larry Edward Weaver, Brother

Kenneth Weaver, Brother


Graveside Services will be held at 1 PM EST Friday, February 10, 2023 at Bell Center Cemetery in Bell Center, IN.

Burial will take place at Bell Center Cemetery in Bell Center, IN.

Memorial Contributions may be made to American Parkinson Disease Association.

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Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN.