Betty Jo (Prince) Wise, age 84 passed away peacefully Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Altenheim Community in Indianapolis. She was a resident of Greenwood.
Betty was born August 3, 1929, in Concord, TN, to the late Joseph Lee and Dora (Scarborough) Prince. She married Walter G. Wise "Buckshot" on December 31, 1950 in Indiana. He preceded her in death on February 19, 2006 after 56 devoted years of marriage.
Betty was the Co-Founder of Wise Corporation in Indianapolis from 1960 until 1992. Betty and her husband built their business with a strong foundation in helping others. She had a great love for her personal and church families. Betty enjoyed arranging flowers, traveling, quilting, making stained glass art and reading books of all kinds, especially biographies. Betty's friends recall her as a woman who enjoyed the challenge to achieve.
Betty was a member and strong supporter of the Morgantown United Methodist Church. She enjoyed attending the church's ladies luncheon group. Betty was also a former member of Center United Methodist Church on Bluff Road and Honey Creek United Methodist Church in Greenwood.
Betty is survived by one daughter: Toni (Wise) and herhusband Eric Eggleton of Indianapolis; brother: David Prince of New Palestine; sisters: Dora Jean Clark of Indianapolis, Viola Mae "Dottie" Johnson of Cape Coral, FL; half-sister: Anna Beavers of Brown County; and two grandchildren: Alexander Wise Eggleton of Baltimore, MD & Matthew Walter Martyn of North Carolina.
Betty is preceded in death by her husband: Walter, a daughter: Lea Ann Wise Martyn; sister: Bernice Crawford: and brothers: Joe Prince and Cecil Prince.
The Rev. Jill Howard will conduct a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 25th at the Morgantown United Methodist Church located at 20 East Washington Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday July 24th Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center located at 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown and one hour before the service on Friday at the church. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery, Morgantown.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Betty to the Breast Cancer Association, 7 E. Lancaster Ave., 3rd Floor, Ardmore, PA 19003 or to the American Heart Association, 6100 W .96th St., Ste. 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278.
Expressions of caring and kindness may be sent to the Wise family at www.meredith-clark.com. Information: (812) 597-4670?