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Bertha Elizabeth “Betty” VanDerbilt, 96, of Nashville

Bertha Elizabeth “Betty” VanDerbilt, 96, of Nashville passed away Thursday, Aug. 23 at Columbus Regional Hospital. She was the daughter of Vern Corwin VanDerbilt, Sr. & Elizabeth Lyne (Connette) VanDerbilt born May 16, 1916 in Indianapolis.

Betty attended Orchard, Tudor Hall, & Ladywood schools prior to graduating from Shortridge High School. She attended Depauw University & was a graduate of Butler and Syracuse universities. She studied concert, opera, and radio music. Betty was a musician and vocalist, and she performed at Carnegie Hall. She previously had a radio show in Indianapolis. She also served as a soloist for several churches.

A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday Sept. 5 at 11 a.m. at Nashville United Methodist Church, 36 S. Jefferson St.  Rev. Fred Haywood will officiate. The family will receive visitors at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at 3 p.m. on Wednesday in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis.

Survivors include her brother, Vern C. VanDerbilt, Jr. PhD., of Hagerstown; nephews, Vern C. VanDerbilt III, PhD. (Lynne), Burton L. VanDerbilt, M.D. (Carletta), and Jeffry N. VanDerbilt, PhD. (Kit) .

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters in infancy, Lazette May & Constance Louise VanDerbilt.

Memorial contributions can be made to Nashville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 518, Nashville, IN. 47448.

On-line condolences can be sent to the family at www.bondmitchellfuneralhome.com

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  • August 27
    Nashville Town Council
    6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • August 29
    Watermelon fundraiser on Village Green
    1 to 4 p.m. Village Green, Main and Jefferson streets
  • August 30
    Golf scramble to benefit BCHS athletics set
    1 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • August 30
    Mission trip presentation at Fruitdale church
    2 p.m. Midway Church,
  • September 3
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Future of rural places subject of talk
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 5
    BCHS class of 2005 reunion slated
    3 to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Deer Run Park; Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • September 6
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 8
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. BCCF, 209 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    Retired teachers
    noon Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St.
  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 12
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • September 18
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    4 to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 18
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    7:30 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 19
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 19
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    6 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 20
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    2 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 28
    American history DVD to play at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 4
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane