Obituary for Mrs. Betty Jean Davenport

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Mrs. Betty Jean Davenport

March 20, 1929 - January 18, 2019

Betty Jean (Wyrick) Davenport, age 89, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, January 18, 2019 at the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin. She was a resident of Trafalgar.

Betty was born March 20, 1929 in White River Township to her parents, the late Minor G. and Sylvia L. (Taylor) Wyrick. She was a 1947 graduate of Center Grove High School.

She married Clair H. Davenport on January 20, 1951 in Trafalgar. He preceded her in death on March 10, 2018 after 67 loving years of marriage.

Betty was also preceded in death by siblings, Lester Wyrick, Marvin Wyrick and Geneva Kiel.

She is survived by her sons, Steve (Carol) Davenport and Gerald (Anna) Davenport, both of Morgantown; grandchildren, Sylvia Davenport of Columbus, Adam Davenport and Abby Davenport, both of Morgantown.

Betty began her 22 year career with Nineveh Hensley Jackson School Corp. working as a Librarian at the Trafalgar Elementary School for a year, became the secretary at the Indian Creek High School for 17 years and then retired in 1992 as the secretary to the Superintendent.

Prior to that, she worked as a secretary at the House of Crane in Indianapolis, held the same position at George J. Meyer and Co. in Indianapolis and worked as a Loan Processor at Federal Land Bank in Franklin.

Betty was a member of the Banta United Methodist Church and an honorary member of the Indian Creek High School FFA. She enjoyed bird watching, taking walks in the woods and was an avid reader of mystery & romance novels and historical books. Betty was a fan of the Indianapolis Colts and the Indiana Pacers. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

The Rev. Burt Brock will conduct a funeral service on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Betty will be laid to rest at East Hill Cemetery 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.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Davenport family at


Information: (812) 597-4670




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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Time: 11:00 am

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm

East Hill Cemetery


, Morgantown, ,

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Born: March 20, 1929
Died: January 18, 2019

Condolences for Mrs. Betty Jean Davenport

Steve Walters posted on 1/23/19

So sorry to hear about the loss of mother. I worked with her many years at ICHS I was the school custodian when she was secretary. She was one of the finest people I knew and a pleasure to work with. Prayers for your family. Steve Walters


Philomena Ross posted on 1/21/19

My sincere condolence on Betty's passing. I knew Betty through Girl Scout adventures, of which there were many. She was a natural camper. She trained many young scouts to start a fire, cook and oh, the many songs she sang around the campfire. I treasure having known her.


Bob Ryan posted on 1/21/19

Dear Steve Davenport and Family - very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Wanted you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. With deep sympathy, Bob and Gabrielle Ryan


Michelle L. Taylor posted on 1/21/19

To the Davenport Family, my deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mother. Sincerest thoughts and prayers for the family.


Patty (Jones) Koehler posted on 1/20/19

My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your mom. I remember her from the high school office. She was the sweetest lady. My mom and dad enjoyed Betty and Clair's visits down in Tennessee.


Penny (Mount) Disney posted on 1/20/19

Mts. Davenport was such a sweet and kind woman. I always enjoyed being around her. I pray God’s comfort and peace over you all.


Cheryl Hendricks-Hillock posted on 1/19/19

So sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. Many memories. Prayers for all!


Kevin R Millikan posted on 1/19/19

Dear Steve and family, Your Mom was not just a good Mom, she was one of those "Super Moms"! I won't be making the trip up to Indiana as I travel less back to Indiana these days. Thank Buddy for the heads up on this. Your long time friend Kevin Millikan


Bob and Kay posted on 1/19/19

Betty was indeed an amazing lady who always had kind words and a wonderful warm smile. Our thoughts are with Gerald, Anna and Abby.


Linda Sherrer (Schroeder) posted on 1/18/19

Mrs. Davenport, what a sweet beautiful lady!! She was always a constant smiling and kind woman that made you feel good. I worked with her as a volunteer office worker at Indian Creek High School 1975-1976. She will be missed as there are very few like her!!♥️🌹🙏🏼