Betty Ann Rudd 61, Kokomo, was released of all of her pain and welcomed into Heaven at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born Feb. 15, 1952, in Kokomo, to James Newton “Newt” and Evelyn (Moon) Goad.
Betty’s life revolved around her two grandsons, Mason and Carson. She loved watching them in the summers when out of school and attending their baseball games and rooting their team on, even if it was honking her horn from her vehicle when she wasn’t feeling well or the weather was inclement.
Betty had always worked in the food industry. Even as a young teenager working for Dick Bronson in Burlington when he owned a restaurant. She worked at the Dinner Bell in Burlington for more than 15 years. She truly loved working and serving folks, making many friendships, great memories and, above all, always having fun! She went on to help with catering and working at a restaurant in Flora for Connie Collins. Upon Connie’s death, she purchased the restaurant and ran it as Connie’s Restaurant & Catering until her health no longer permitted her to. Saying Betty enjoyed cleaning house and moving furniture around is an understatement. She cleaned for many friends and family and enjoyed every minute of it! She enjoyed cooking for friends and family, painting, writing poems and even wrote a children’s book.
Three years ago, for her birthday, she received a rescued dog named Harley. Harley was her baby and a great companion for her and gave her a lot of love and joy.
Betty is survived by her children, Stacey Dawn Rudd, Kokomo, and Chad Michael and wife Michelle Rudd, Flora; three sisters, Norma (Pete) Blue, Midge (Dennis) Mounce, and Sally Walters, all of Kokomo; two brothers, Paul “Sonny” Goad, Kokomo, and Jack Goad, North Carolina.
A Celebration of Betty’s life will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Anoka Methodist Church, 4890 E. 300 South, Logansport.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the National Psoriasis Foundation in helping find a cure for Psoriatic Arthritis. Online condolences may be left at www.stoutandson.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Stout and Son Funeral Home of Burlington.
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