Betty L Mitchener, 88, died Saturday morning, June 4, 2011, in Colonial Oaks Retirement Center, Marion, Ind.

Mrs. Mitchener graduated from Fairmount High School in 1940, and married Delbert W. Mitchener on Sept. 29, 1950, in Fairmount, Ind. His death occurred on May 4, 1992, after they retired to Zephyrhills, Fla.

Betty owned and operated Betty’s Beauty Salon, at the corner of Vine and Fifth streets in Fairmount, for more than 20 years. She was a huge NASCAR and Colts fan. Her pride and joy was her feline baby, Princess.

Survivors include two sons, Tom (Alice) Rogers, Midway, Ohio; J. Michael Mitchener, Marion, Ind.; three grandchildren, Eric (Melanie) Mitchener, Galesburg, Ill., Kayla (Greg Larkin) Mitchener, Shelbyville, Ind., and Erin (Dustin) Barnett, Fairmount, Ind.; six great-grandchildren, Austin and Parker Mitchener, Davis Larkin, Myranda Garrett and Zoey and Carter Barnett.

In addition to her husband, Betty was also preceded in death by her brother, John F. McCombs; and daughter-in-law, Cindy L. Mitchener.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at 1 p.m. in Park Cemetery, Fairmount, Ind., for friends and family. The Rev. Amy Covington will be officiating and burial will follow immediately.

The family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in memory of Betty and Cindy Mitchener and in honor of Eric Mitchener. Donations may be sent to Relay for Life in care of Mike Mitchener 2461S-400E Marion IN 46953 or Armes-Hunt Funeral Home, 415 S. Main St., Fairmount, IN 46928.

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