November 12, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Betty Lyons

Aug. 17, 1927-Nov. 9, 2019

Betty Jean Lyons, age 92, of Portland passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at IU Health Jay.

She was born in Darke County, Ohio, on Aug. 17, 1927, the daughter of Clifford and Alice (Stump) Good and grew up in Lightsville, Ohio, area. She was married Sept. 25, 1948, in Lightsville to Veryl G. Lyons and he passed away just a little over a week ago on Oct. 29, 2019. They had been married for 71 years. Betty and her husband Veryl were owners and operators of Lyons Buick, Pontiac, GMC in Portland for many years.

She was a 1946 graduate of Jackson Township High School in Darke County, Ohio, and was the secretary-treasurer and salutatorian of her graduating class. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church belonging to both the chancel choir and adult handbell group. She was a member of the Jay County Hospital Auxiliary for many years. She enjoyed playing the piano, golfing, traveling, going for walks and having coffee with her friends.

Surviving are a son, Bruce Lyons (wife: Gretchen) of Fishers, Indiana; one daughter, Pati McLaughlin (husband: Bryce) of Portland; two sisters Eileen McKnight (husband: Harold) of Ansonia, Ohio, and Mildred Turner of Greenville, Ohio; and sister-in-law Pat Good Benson (husband: Jim) of Union City, Indiana.

Betty was preceded in death by brothers Kenneth Good of Greenville, Ohio, Ronald Good of Castro Valley, California, Glenn Good of Fort Recovery and Wayne Good of Union City, Indiana.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at noon in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Green Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Saturday.

Memorials can be made to the choice of the donor.

Condolences may be expressed at bairdfreeman.com.
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