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Elizabeth A. 'Betty' Lengacher


Elizabeth A “Betty” Lengacher, 76, of Sullivan, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 at home with her family by her side. She was born in Martin County to Curtis Elsey and Dora E (Guire) Elsey on May 29, 1944. She was raised by Doris, Irene and John Slabaugh. She was a 1962 graduate of Barre-Reve High School, was a member of Crossroads Community Church, a volunteer for the Sullivan County 4-H and a founding board member for Sullivan County Cares. Betty retired from the Sullivan County Community Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents and her foster parents; her husband Willis “Bunny” Lengacher, in 2016; brothers Charles Elsey, Clarence Elsey and Lester Elsey; sisters Marilyn Sue Elsey and Carolyn Ruth Elsey.

Survivors include her daughters Dee (Pat) Fulford, Sullivan; Teresa (Tim) Wilson, Sullivan; a brother Walter “Bud” Elsey; grandchildren Elizabeth (Nathan) Wible, Britney Riggs, Kyle Wilson, Logan Fulford and Samantha Fulford; great grandchildren Madilyn Wible, Carter Wible, Abbigail Wible, Olivia Wooldridge and Jamison Shorter; and special sister Linda Powell.

Services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 at Holmes Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Edie Hammond officiating. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Center Ridge Cemetery. The family suggest that if friends so desire memorial contributions may be made to Sullivan County Cares, 621 E. Silver St., Sullivan, IN 47882. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. We wish to thank those in advance for wearing masks. 

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