Rushville Republican

September 16, 2013

Betty J. “Granny” Borders


Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Betty J. “Granny” Borders, 89, a lifelong Rush County resident, passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 in Somerset, Ky.

Betty was born June 29, 1924 in Rush County to the late Virgil L. and Mildred Lavonne (Newman) Myers. Betty married Harrell R. “Ham” Borders June 28, 1969; he preceded her in death Feb. 18, 2003.

She worked at Schnadig Corporation for several years and was a former member of First Southern Baptist Church in Rushville.

She leaves behind a son, David Goodpaster and wife Kathy of Somerset, Ky.; a daughter, Donna and husband Jim Harlan of La Palma, Calif.; two sisters, Mary Hensley of Connersville and Janet Auresto of Connecticut; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Harrell, Betty was preceded in death by one son, William “Bud” Whittaker, and her best friend, Mary Kate (her dog).

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at Moster Mortuary, Rushville. John Wall will preside. Friends are welcome to visit from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. Burial will be in Arlington East Hill Cemetery.

Services entrusted to Moster Mortuary.