Aunt Betty

Aunt Betty

As Father’s Day’s happenings were going on the other day, the Earth lost a wonderful individual, that of my aunt, Betty McCune. Born of the roaring twenties, this young woman had nothing holding her back. With her mother dying when she was only 12, she had to help raise her younger brother with her sisters. She eventually married my uncle in 1941, right before he was sent off to the war. Betty was a telephone operator who was always ready to connect you to your desired line! She always kept you smiling that smile will be missed. I love you Aunt Betty.

Betty A. McCune, 92

Betty A. McCune, 92, of Tipp City, Ohio, formerly of Independence, Mo., passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, at SpringMeade Health Center, Tipp City. Born Oct. 14, 1921, in New Castle, she was a daughter of Oscar and Sidna Miller Alexander. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Pastor William C. McCune; her sisters, Dorothy Wyman and Ann Gailey; and her brother; Carl Alexander. She is survived by her sons, William “Gary” McCune of New Wilmington, Frank L. (Bonnie) McCune of Miami and Ronald (Carmi) McCune of Independence, Mo.; a daughter, Darlene (Sam) Siembida of Tipp City; a sister in-law, Frannie Alexander of New Castle; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Betty was a member of the South Chrysler Restoration Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ in Independence, set up the library and served as the librarian for the church and the school. She was a member of the 1918 Club, loved books and enjoyed reading. Visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 23, at the Speaks Memorial Chapel at Lexington and Walnut, Independence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, at the funeral home. Burial to follow in Mound Grove Cemetery, Independence. Memorial contributions may be made in loving memory of Betty to Hospice of Miami County. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Frings and Bayliff Funeral Home, 327 W. Main St., Tipp City, Ohio 45371. http://www.frings-andbayliff.com.

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