Obituary for Betty J (Barbour) Hockensmith

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Betty J (Barbour) Hockensmith

July 8, 1930 - December 14, 2013

Betty J. (Barbour) Hockensmith, age 83 passed away peacefully on December 14, 2013 at the Morning Pointe Assisted Living Community in Franklin. She was a resident of Franklin and former resident of Indianapolis.

Betty was born July 8, 1930, in Frankfort, KY, to the late Vernon and Mattie (Poe) Barbour. She married Clarence "Buddy" Hockensmith Jr. on April 24, 1946 in Lancaster, Kentucky. He preceded her in death on April 18, 2002.

Betty is survived by her children: Richard (Hazel) Hockensmith of Bangor, MI and Regina (Allen) Ford of Trafalgar. She will be remembered by her grandson: Barry (Angela) Ford of Indianapolis and great grandchildren: Hunter W. Ford of Bicknell and Megan Cunningham of Shelbyville.

Betty was preceded in death by a grandson: Monty V. Ford; one sister: Virginia Kessler; and three brothers: Dick, Scott and Garland "Sparky" Barbour.

She was a loving wife and homemaker and a member of the Thornhill Baptist Church in Frankfort, KY. Betty enjoyed cooking, baking, reading and was a fan of the Kentucky Wildcats Basketball Team.

Betty's wishes were to be cremated and inurned next to her husband at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown. Cremation services have been entrusted to Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Betty to the Alzheimer's Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

Condolences may be made to the Hockensmith family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: July 8, 1930
Died: December 14, 2013

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Cliff Hughes Clark posted on 1/1/00

Regina and Richard: "I sincerely regret hearing of your mothers passing and in my heart I know she's at peace now and of course with "Buddy". I just hope him and my dad are staying out of trouble. My memories of your mother has and always will be special because she reminded me so much of a very humbled spirit and I admired that about her. I'll pass along the message to the rest of the family and remember that even in out times of grief and loss we will always find the strength to endure and keep their memory alive in our hearts." Always and Respectfully- Cliff H. Clark