Betty Marie Saunders, 51, of Warsaw, died at 4:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. She was born January 16, 1968, in Wabash to Forest and Eleonore (Mueller) Smith.
Betty was a 1986 graduate of Southwood High School and received her nursing certificate from Ivy Tech in Fort Wayne. She served the senior community in Wabash County for 30 years. Betty enjoyed going to the beach, working in the pool, being on the water and camping, gardening, and was a huge Jimmy Buffet fan. She especially enjoyed being with her grandkids.
She is survived by two daughters, Erika (Wesley) Shilling and Erin (Harold) Rennaker, and four grandchildren, Trace Shilling, Ian Shilling, Ellie Rennaker, and Violet Rennaker, all of Warsaw; mother, Eleonore Smith, of Wabash, and siblings, James “Jim” (Jill) Smith, of Wabash, Fred (Rose) Smith, of LaFontaine, Gary Smith, and Kristl (Charlie) Andrews, both of Wabash. She was preceded in death by her father, Forest Smith.
Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.
Preferred memorial is Wabash County Cancer Society.
The memorial guest book for Betty may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.