Betty M. Clawson


Betty Clawson of Waynesboro, Tennessee departed to her heavenly home while living at Waynesboro Health & Rehabilitation Center on November 10, 2021 at the age of 92.

Betty was born to the late Albert and Mabelle (Young) Hurt in Highland Park, Michigan and grew up in Chicago’s south side in Illinois. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Clawson, brother Stanley Hurt, sister Geri Schick. Also preceding her in death was her son Stephen Cummins, grandson Phillip Duran, granddaughter Cari (Cummins) Balmer, and stepson Bruce Clawson.

Betty is survived by her sister Eva Curry, brother Bill Hurt, her children Tim Cummins (Kay), Rebecca Duran, Debra Terry, Mary Wright, and her stepchildren Alanna Hensley (Monte), Frank Clawson, and Mary Roy (Fred). Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, which include Kristy Livingston (Ryan) of Waynesboro and Stephanie Stiltner (Derek) of Centerville; 17 great-grandchildren, which includes Taylor O’Neal of Waynesboro; and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Betty enjoyed being a homemaker and raising her children, having a huge garden each year, canning, sewing, and singing. She loved taking care of residents for two years as a Nurse’s Aid at Little Company of Mary Nursing Home in San Pierre, Indiana. Once she and Bob moved to Florida she was a long-time volunteer and supporter of Give the Kids the World organization. She loved helping all the new children and families that arrived for their weeklong vacation and lodging. She said to see the surprise in the children’s eyes when they arrived at the Ice Cream Parlor was so heartwarming.

Betty was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in North Judson and Marion, Indiana; a longtime member of the St. Luke’s Church of Christ in San Pierre, Indiana and later the First Baptist Church of Waynesboro, Tennessee, where she loved singing with the choir and performing solos.

Services will be held at the O’Donnels Funeral Home in North Judson, Indiana on Friday, November 19, 2021, where son, Tim Cummins and granddaughter, Minister Sheri Rohrer (Cummins) will be officiating the service. Visitation will be at 10:30 and the memorial service at 12:00, followed by interment at the San Pierre Cemetery. Grandchildren will be serving as pallbearers.

Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


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