Betty Jo Wingate, 77, Lebanon, died Friday, July 5, 2013, at Witham Memorial Hospital.
Betty was born Feb. 7, 1936, to Clarence and Edna Mae (Strong) Wetherald. Both parents are deceased. She was married to Billy Joe Wingate. They were divorced.
Betty was retired from Delco Electronics in Kokomo after 30 years of service. She enjoyed gardening, camping, fishing and, most of all, she loved her beloved bulldogs. She was a member of Church of the Nazarene of Lebanon.
Survivors include her children, Joyce Anne (James) Wheeler, Texas, Richard Joseph Parrish, Lafayette, Janice Marie (Mark) Carter, Kokomo, Rhonda Jean Storer, Warsaw, Michelle JoAnne Wright, West Lafayette, Tami Riddle, Noblesville, and Melissa Dawn (Kevin) Stone, Omaha, Neb.; brothers, Donald Paul and Clarence Thomas Wetherald; 20 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marcia Jane Lazzatti; siblings, Billy Ray Wetherald, Robert Eugene Wetherald and Donna Rae Randle.
Family and friends will gather for visitation from 5 p.m. until time of services at 7 p.m. Monday in Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon. Pastors Kevin Stone and Richard Burdett will officiate. Mrs. Wingate will be laid to rest at Maple Lawn Cemetery in Thorntown.
You are invited to visit the website www.strawmyerdrury.com, where you may sign her online register and leave a personal message. Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to Boone County Cancer Society, 117 W. Elm St., Lebanon, IN 46052 and the Indiana Bulldog Society at www.indianabulldogrescue.com.