Bettie Rae Smith, 76
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Attica - Bettie Rae (Nolen) Smith, 76, Attica, passed away at her home in Attica on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at 4:45 a.m.
Bettie was born in Attica, Indiana on May 20, 1937. She was the daughter of the late James B. and Effie Mae (Solomon) Nolen. She was a life resident of the Attica community and attended school in Attica.
Bettie had worked for 12 years at the Radio Material Corp in Attica. She later worked as a cook at the Fowler House at Purdue University for 12 years. She retired from Purdue in 1978.
Bettie married Leroy Smith on November 29, 1957 in Attica. He survives.
Bettie enjoyed reading and flower gardening.
Bettie leaves behind her husband and three children; Debbie Serie (companion-Steve Spansell), Attica; Larry Dean (Glenda) Smith, Attica and Diane Jernagan (companion-John Altman), Williamsport; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Bob, Wilbur and Don Nolen along with three sisters, Della Beavers, Maxine Hann and Patty Nolen.
Per Betty's request, cremation will be performed with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Attica.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.
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Published in the Journal & Courier from July 1 to July 2, 2013