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Harriett Elizabeth “Betty” Ranard, 81, Winter Haven, Fla.

Harriett Elizabeth “Betty” Ranard, 81, Winter Haven, Fla., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Feb. 6, 2013.

Betty was born July 18,1931 to James W. and Josephine C. Riddle in Bloomington and was a 1949 graduate of Spencer High School. In June of 1949, she married Harvey E. Ranard in Spencer. She and her husband were longtime residents of Owen County, until 1985, when they moved to Bloomington. She was employed at Otis Elevator in Bloomington and retired from there as a specifier in 1992 after 26 years. She loved life and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, camping, gardening and visiting coastal beaches.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Harvey; her parents; three brothers, Homer, Robert and Vernon Riddle; and sister, Edna Dayhuff.

Betty is survived and will be sadly missed by her three children, Harvey (Ed) Ranard, Jr. (Barbara) of Morgantown, Vicki Frazo (James) of Lake Wales, Fla., and Chris Ranard of Bloomington; four grandchildren, Amy Blanton (Tim) of Hinesville, Ga., Lori Haggard (Mike) of Nashville, Ryan Ranard and Casandra Ranard, both of Bloomington; two step-grandchildren, Julie and Terresa Frazo of Bedford; five great-grandchildren, Samuel, Gabe, and Joanna Rumsey of Nashville, Timothy Woodard of Statesboro, Ga., and Daniel Blanton of Hinesville, Ga.; her close and caring companion of recent years, Mr. Chester Maners of Solsberry; several nieces, nephews and friends.

She will forever be remembered as a wonderful mother and grandmother, a beautiful and caring person and dear friend to many, as well as a woman of hugs, wit and great love, with a special, heartfelt, tender love toward her Savior. Her battle with Parkinson’s and blindness in her last few years was difficult, but throughout she retained her dignity and smile.

A funeral service was conducted Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Day Funeral Home, in Bloomington, with Rev. Lee Snider officiating. Burial took place at Gross Cemetery on Whitehall Pike. Friends called at the funeral home Monday, Feb. 11 and before the service on Tuesday.

Donations can be made to Parkinson’s Disease Research Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.

Online condolences can be made to the family at www.DayFuneralServices.com.

  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 29
    Jackson Township Board
    7 p.m. Jackson Township Board, Trustee's Office, 5765 Carmel Ridge Road