SIDNEY — Betty Louise Carity, 87, of 402 Bel Air Drive, Sidney, and Pharr, Texas, passed away suddenly on Friday June 20, 2014.
She was born on Dec. 14, 1926, in Sidney, the daughter of the late Oliver Lindsey and Margaret (Creecy) Lindsey.
On Sept. 6, 1947, she married Edward Carity, who preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 2001. She is survived by her two daughters, Judy Carity Wardlow and husband, Phillip Wardlow, of Morris, Illinois, and Susan Carity Conkey and husband, Christopher Conkey, of West Newton, Massachusetts; one sibling, O.B. Lindsey, of Sidney; two grandchildren, Lindsey Carity Conkey and Whitney Wardlow; and one great-grandchild, Liam Edward Conkey. She was preceded in death by one sister, Ollie Lehman, and one brother, Ira Lindsey.
Mrs. Carity was the first female deputy sheriff to retire from the Shelby County Sheriff's Office after nearly 30 years of service. Betty volunteered at Wilson Memorial Hospital for several years and for more than two decades volunteered at Holy Angels High School and then Lehman High School as part of the "Dirty Dozen."
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Holy Angels Catholic Church at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 28, 2014, with the Rev. Daniel Hess officiating. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Friday, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave.
Memorials may be made to Lehman High School Foundation in memory of Betty Carity. Condolences may be made to the Carity family at the funeral home's website, www.cromesfh.com.