Betty E. Morrett, 91, of Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester, formerly of rural Wabash, died at 1:48 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at Peabody Healthcare. She was born Aug. 27, 1928 in Wabash County, Indiana, to George and Louise (Williams) Roser Eppley.
Betty was a 1946 graduate of Somerset High School. She married Richard G. Morrett in Columbia City, Indiana on March 1, 1947; he died Jan. 19, 1999. Betty was a homemaker, a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Wabash, and a longtime member of the Cozy Homemakers Home Ec Club. Betty and Richard donated the land for the Morrett Sports Complex in Wabash, in honor of their son, Jay Allen Morrett. She and Richard wintered several years in Fort Pierce, Fla. Betty lived at Peabody Retirement Community for the past two years.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Stephen) Kiser of Baltimore, Maryland, and a former exchange student, Berith Brannstrom of Uppsala, Sweden. Two granddaughters, Michelle (Matthew) Salb of Millersville, Maryland, and Valerie (David Bosley) Kiser of Scranton, Pennsylvania, four great grandchildren, Aidan Salb and Trevor Salb, both of Millersville and Axel Bosley and Liv Bosley, both of Scranton, and her sister, Alma Smith of Wabash. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her son, Jay Allen Morrett, and her granddaughter, Amy Lenore Kiser.
The family has decided, as a result of Covid-19, a public viewing will not be conducted, and the graveside services will be family only.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests all donations be made to The Morrett Sports Complex.