Betty L. Firestone, age 85, of Goshen, Ind., and formerly of Nappanee, Ind., passed away at 8:37 p.m., Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at IU Goshen Health.
She was born June 3, 1927, in Etna Green, Ind., to Dallas and Surelda (Huffman) Hartzell. She graduated from Etna Green High School in 1945. Her first marriage was to Robert L. Richmond on Dec. 21, 1946. He died on Aug. 2, 1955. Her second marriage was to Archie L. Wilson on Dec. 19, 1959. He died on Nov. 29, 1986. She then married Robert E. Firestone on July 7, 1988, and he preceded her in death on May 7, 2002.
Survivors are a daughter: Linda (Michael) Carter, Beech Grove, Ind.; sons: Roger Richmond, Goshen; Bill Wilson, Elkhart, Ind.; James (Patricia) Wilson, Wakarusa, Ind.; Thomas (Erin) Wilson, Statesboro, Ga; 12 grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by sons: Randy Richmond and Steve Richmond.
Family and friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, followed by funeral services at 4 p.m. Rev. Mark Reige will officiate and burial will be in Stony Point Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to American Diabetes Association or Lymphoma & Leukemia Foundation.