Betty Sue Lauber, of the Hopewell community near Holton, passed away at her home on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 9:16pm, at the age of 83.  She was born in Holton on June 19, 1937 the daughter of Arthur and Blanche Hammon Ross.  Betty was married to Denver Lauber on June 19, 1954, and he preceded her in death on February 22, 2018.  Survivors include four children: Garry (Marcia) Lauber of Plymouth, Barry (Cynthia) Lauber of Holton, Deborah (Terry) Baker of Loveland, Colorado, and Steven (Mindy) Lauber of Dillsboro.  She has 8 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren: three sisters Margaret (James) Gallenstein of Peoria, Arizona, Bonnie Walsh of Carmel and Mary Dennie of Columbus.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brother William (Bill) Ross.  Betty was a 1958 graduate of Holton High School.  Besides being a homemaker, Betty worked for 33 years as a secretary in the Holton and South Ripley School Corporation. With a tremendous heart for children, she served as a Sunday school/Bible school teacher and church camp counselor. Her volunteer services included serving as a small group leader across Southeastern Indiana presenting the Think Smart Stay Safe Program, impacting the lives of many children.  Many hours were spent brightening the lives of the residents at Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood by giving weekly manicures. Some of her many hobbies included coaching girls’ softball and boys’ baseball, baking and cake decorating, sewing, painting, tending her flowers, fishing, and was an avid reader. Betty was a longtime member of the Hopewell Baptist Church, serving in many roles. Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 2nd from 5pm to 8pm at the Hopewell Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Dan Barringer officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Hopewell Baptist Church building fund or the Hopewell Cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Due to current restrictions implicated by the Indiana governor during the Covid 19 pandemic, everyone will be respectfully asked to wear a mask and observe social distancing.

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