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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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    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 22
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  • November 22
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 23
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    6:30 p.m. Nashville Christian Church, 160 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 23
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    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • November 25
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 25
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    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 28
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    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 29
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 29
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 2
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 3
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  • December 4
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