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Betty L. (True) Stroud
December 23, 1932 ~ January 17, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Betty Louise (True) Stroud, formerly of Milltown, passed away at the age of 91 in Georgetown, Indiana at The Villas of Guerin Woods on January 17, 2024. Betty was born on December 23, 1932, ten miles outside of Frankfort, Kentucky in an old log house on a family farm passed down from her great-grandfather, close to the town of Swallowfield to the late John M. and Hazel E. (Jones) True. As the effects of the Great Depression worsened the family moved to a farm sitting on Elkhorn Creek near Peaks Mill, Kentucky then eventually to her mother’s hometown of Marengo, Indiana.
Along with her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband Darrell, son Dennie, and a brother Ralph True. She is survived by a son, David Stroud of Floyds Knobs; grandchildren: Jessica Stroud of Corydon, Justin Gibson of New Albany, Lee and Casey Stroud of Milltown, and Jon Stroud of Louisville, Kentucky.
Betty was a 1950 graduate of Marengo High School and attended Louisville’s Spencerian College. Her husband was a U.S. Air Force servicemen during the Korean War and once married, she enjoyed the military travel life to the different coast-to-coast stateside assignments. The transition back to civilian life led them to the Indianapolis area for several years, even living near Indianapolis Motor Speedway at one point until finally returning to southern Indiana. Betty worked as a beautician, at the Crawford County Courthouse, and in addition helped establish and was the first director of the Crawford County Recycling and Solid Waste department. Primarily, she felt her most important job was being a good mother and grandmother, something in which she succeeded in.
Betty was a member of the Milltown Christian and Mount Zion Brethern In Christ Churches. She always spoke fondly of her early years growing up in rural Kentucky and in Marengo and enjoyed old movies as seeing her first movie, Stowaway, starring Shirley Temple at the age of 4, having a lasting impact. Also, she loved visiting with and talking to friends and family and in later years, she grew to love a modern way of communicating that was fascinating to her, a thing called Facebook.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home in Milltown, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Batman Ridge Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Saturday, January 20, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. until time of the service at 2:00 p.m., at the Brown Funeral Home.
Bro. Jim Smith will officiate the service.
Brown Funeral Home in Milltown, Indiana is entrusted with the arrangements.