Betty Stader, 98

Betty C. Stader, age 98, of Centreville, MI, formerly of Indianapolis, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Heartland Nursing Home in Three Rivers. Betty was born in Indianapolis, July 31, 1918, a daughter of Josiah and Elizabeth (Doerband) Webb. She graduated from Indianapolis Tech in 1936 and received her Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Liberal Arts from the University of Indianapolis. On September 30, 1939 Betty married Darrell Stader at Southport Methodist Church in Southport, IN.

She retired from the University of Indianapolis where she was a secretary in the Art Department and previously worked at Union Title Co., First Federal Savings and Loan, and Central Rubber and Supply Co. all in Indianapolis.

She enjoyed sewing, painting, playing piano, reading, writing and bird watching. Betty was a member of South Side Art League, Scottish Rite Ladies, Tech Alumni associate and University of Indianapolis Alumni.

Surviving are her brother Maurice Webb, Centreville, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband, beloved daughter, Indiana artist Donna Maureen Stader, and brother Don Webb.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Indianapolis. Interment of cremains will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Greensboro, IN. Online messages may be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com. Memorial donations may be made to the University of Indiana Art Department or the University Heights Methodist Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Eley Funeral Homes, Centreville.

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