Betty Sheets

June 3, 1942-March 28, 2024


Betty Sheets of Crawfordsville passed away Thursday night, March 28, 2024, at Franciscan Health at the age of 81.

Betty was an active member of the community. She volunteered at the Lew Wallace study, was a member of St. John’s Episcopal and the Art League. She also owned a craft store downtown. Most of all, she was a wife and mother that cared for and looked after her family.

Born June 3, 1942, at Frankfort, she was the daughter of Estill Rule and Frances Rule. She graduated from Frankfort High School. She married Thomas “Tom” Sheets on Nov. 25, 1961, at Frankfort. He passed away June 7, 2022.

Surviving family includes: four sons, David Sheets of Crawfordsville, Brent Sheets of Crawfordsville, Michael Sheets of Massachusetts and Kevin Sheets of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Michaela, Drew, Jared and Craig; brother Dave Rule (Jane) of Peoria, Illinois; sister Judy Ayres of Hendersonville, Tennessee; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Tom Sheets, daughter-in-law, Michelle Fry Sheets and brother-in-law, John Ayres.

Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 212 S. Green St., Crawfordsville, with Father Christian Baron officiating. Inurnment will follow in the St. John’s Columbarium.

Donations in memory of Betty Sheets may be made to the Montgomery County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 334, Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 681405, Indianapolis, IN 47933.

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