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Betty J. (Barbour) Hockensmith, 83, Franklin

Betty J. (Barbour) Hockensmith, 83, Franklin, passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Morning Pointe Assisted Living Community in Franklin. She was a former resident of Indianapolis.

Betty was born July 8, 1930, in Frankfort, Ky, to the late Vernon and Mattie (Poe) Barbour. She married Clarence "Buddy" Hockensmith Jr. April 24, 1946, in Lancaster, Ky.  He preceded her in death April 18, 2002.

Betty is survived by her children, Richard (Hazel) Hockensmith of Bangor, Mich. and Regina (Allen) Ford of Trafalgar. She will be remembered by her grandson, Barry (Angela) Ford of Indianapolis; and great-grandchildren, Hunter W. Ford of Bicknell and Megan Cunningham of Shelbyville. 

Betty was preceded in death by a grandson, Monty V. Ford; a sister, Virginia Kessler; and three brothers, Dick, Scott and Garland "Sparky" Barbour.

She was a loving wife and homemaker and a member of Thornhill Baptist Church in Frankfort, Ky. Betty enjoyed cooking, baking, reading and was a fan of the Kentucky Wildcats basketball team.

Betty’s wishes were to be cremated and inurned next to her husband at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown. Cremation services have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions can be sent in honor of Betty to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

Condolences can be made to the Hockensmith family at meredith-clark.com.

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  • December 18
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 18
    Nashville Town Council
    6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • 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