Betty LeMaster, age 87, a resident of Portland, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2022, from an automobile accident in Portland.

Betty was born on Aug. 11, 1934, in Portland, Indiana, the daughter of Gerald and Elma (Smith) Lanning. She graduated from Governor I.P. Gray High School. Betty worked for Dryden Rubber in Montpelier, Horizon Mobile Home in Portland and drove a school bus for the Jay School Corporation for 35 years. She attended Fellowship Baptist Church and Asbury United Methodist Church. She was a member of Vocational Women’s Group, Women’s Circle at Asbury United Methodist Church, Portland Moose Lodge and Tri-State Gas Engine and Tractor Association.

Betty married Paul LeMaster on Jan. 1, 1952, and he also passed away on May 16, 2022, as a result of the auto accident.

Survivors include children Gerald LeMaster of Portland, Mike LeMaster (wife Marsha) of Portland, Phillip LeMaster of Portland and Stanley LeMaster of Portland; brother Bob Lanning of Portland; 19 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Her daughter, Nancy LeMaster, also passed away on Monday.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church, 289 S. 200 West, Portland, Indiana. A memorial service will follow at 6 p.m. on Friday at the church. Burial will be later in Mt. Zion Cemetery, northeast of Portland.

Memorials may be directed toward the Jay County Fair Association Tree Fund or Jay County Cancer Society.

Arrangements are being handled by Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home.

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