Betty P. (Zink) Bailey, age 86 passed away peacefully Thursday evening, August 28, 2014 at the Greenwood Meadows Senior Community. She was a resident of Franklin and a former resident of Morgantown.
Betty was born in Morgan County on May 17, 1928 to her parents, the late Leonard Oliver and Mabel E. (Mann) Zink. She married James M. "Jim" Bailey on May 21, 1946 in Morgantown. He preceded her in death on August 12, 1997 after 51 devoted years of marriage.
Together Betty and Jim raised two daughters: Judy (Jerry) Berry of Indianapolis and Janice Wasson of Bloomington. She will be remembered by her siblings: Larry (Nancy) Zink of Phoenix, AZ and Don (Gloria) Zink of Brownsburg; grandchildren: Jim (Qiana) Berry of Indianapolis, Todd (Kristi) Wasson of Ellettsville and Julie (Robert) Melton of Southport; and great grandchildren: Wyatt & Cole Berry and Bailey & Adam Wasson.
Betty was a loving homemaker and worked as a clerk for the Agricultural Stabilization & Conservation Commission (ASC) in Nashville from 1967 – 1987. She was very active in her community. She was a longtime member of First Christian Church of Morgantown, Brown County Homemakers, Hopeful Planters Garden Club, Brown County 4-H Leader, Fruitdale Volunteer Fire Department, Ding-a-Ling Square Dancers, Rough Riders Saddle Club and the Brown County & Nineveh Senior Citizen's Centers. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo.
The Rev. Burt Brock will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Betty to the Alzheimer Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240 or the Greenwood Meadows Memory Care "Activity Fund" 1200 N. State Road 135, Greenwood, IN 46142.
Expressions of caring and kindness may be made to the Bailey family at
www.meredith-clark.com . Information: (812) 597-4670