BETTY MARIE RAILE MEADS, 87, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 1, 1925 in St. Francis, Kan. a daughter of the late George and Adella "May" Raile-Kramer. "In spirit Betty was a devoted member of Ben Davis Christian Church. Besides her family one of her greatest joys in life, was to stay connected with family and friends. She was an avid writer who touched many lives with her cards and special notes." She is survived by her children, Denise L. Hay (Bill Bailey) and Michael A. (Teri) Meads; loving grandchildren, Danielle (Chris) Whitlock, Ryan Hay, and Morgan Hay, Aaron Wilson, Brandon Wilson, and Alan Jones; and great-grandchildren, Dylan and Dane; her brother, Ronald (Sharon) Kramer of Kearney, Neb. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell L. Meads; and sister, Lois Rae Raile Link. Funeral service is 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at Conkle Avon Chapel, with calling two hours prior. Calling also from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Lincoln Memory Gardens. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 20, 2013