Clifford G. Betten, 75, North Manchester passed away at 9:55 a.m., April 6, 2020, at his residence. Born Feb. 27, 1945, in Huntington, Clifford was one of seven children born to Andrew and Hattie (Overlander) Betten.
Clifford served in the United States Army from 1965-1967 and was stationed in Vietnam. After being honorably discharged, he married Martha S. Flora on Aug. 17, 1969. He was a proud member of the American Legion Post 286, North Manchester and VFW Post 286, Wabash. Clifford worked at the Manchester Foundry for 33 ½ years as a Molder, retiring in 1999. He was a NASCAR enthusiast and loved watching game shows and other T.V., but especially loved spending time with his grandkids and family. Clifford was a man of few words, but what he said, he meant.
The memory of Clifford Betten will be forever remembered by his wife, Martha Betten, North Manchester; daughters, Ann (Stacy) Shepler, Wabash; Barbara (Lewis) Ozenbaugh, Ijamsville; Brenda (Todd) Shobe, Wilmington, Ohio; brother Clarence (Cindy) Betten, Laketon; sisters, Marie Niccum and Evelyn Clark both of North Manchester; six grandchildren, Josh Wright, Shelby Wright, Andrea (Skyler) Stapleton, Nathan Ozenbaugh, Zach Ozenbaugh, and Michael Shobe; two great-grandchildren, Kaylynn Wright and Iris Marie Stapleton. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, George “Sonny” Betten, and two sisters, Dora Moyer and Bertha Kline.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 9, at Fairview Cemetery, 300 East 1000 North, Servia, with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Clifford G. Betten, memorial contributions may be made to Parkview Health and Hospice, 1900 Carew Street Suite 6, Fort Wayne, IN 46805 or Wabash County Cancer Society, P.O. Box 144, North Manchester, IN 46962
Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary