Betty Louise (McKinney) Edwards, 98, of Lafayette and formerly of Crawfordsville passed on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Rosewalk Village in Lafayette. 

She was born June 7, 1920, at Linden, to the late Finis and Eula (Garman) McKinney.

Betty attended Linden schools and Calvary Baptist Church in Crawfordsville. Throughout the years she worked as a waitress at Snacker, B&Q, Monon Cafe and the snack shop at the Ben Hur Building and retired from the kitchen at Culver Hospital. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, sang in the church choir and worked in the nursery. She had a challenging life, but made the most of it with a cheerful attitude.

She is survived by son Joe (Sandra) Edwards of Nashville, Tennessee; daughter Sandra Kay (Richard) Wetli of Lafayette; sister Eleanor Hooper of Lafayette; five grandchildren, Melissa (David) Morris of Alabama, Richard (Eileen) Wetli and Tony Wetli, both of South Carolina, and Jeff (Sheli) Posnack and Leslie Posnack, both of Tennessee; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Paul and Bobby McKinney; and four sisters, Myrtle Breshears, Mildred Welsh, Margaret Barker and infant sister Ruth.

Visitation will be held from noon Saturday, May 11 until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville. Pastor Randall Glenn will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Grant Avenue Cemetery. 

Memorial donations may be given to the Sunshine Van, 922 E. South Blvd., Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or Calvary Baptist Church, 128 E. C.R. 400S, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Share memories and condolences online at

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