Betty Grace Sims Foxx

Betty Grace Sims Foxx, 92, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, at Asbury Towers.

Betty was born in Greencastle on April 3, 1931, the daughter of George F. and Effie Inis (Reed) Sims, and was a 1949 graduate of Greencastle High School.

Mrs. Foxx worked for 15 years as a receptionist at several residence halls for DePauw University. She also worked for General Telephone Corporation for eight-and-a-half years.

Betty was a 50-year member of the Merry J’s Extension Homemakers Club, serving four of those years as a state district representative, and was a founding member of Sherwood Christian Church, the Putnam County Hospital Guild and the Progress History Club.

Survivors include her four children, Marcia Boswell (David), Timothy Foxx (Patti), Karen Wallace and Melissa Ellison (John); four grandchildren, Kenny Foxx, Heather Foxx (Alex Riddle), Heidi Dotson (Hezekiah) and Hannah Ellison; three great-grandchildren, Stella Rose Dotson, Emmett Reid Dotson and Ezra James Dotson; three step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Merle “Peanut” Foxx; her infant daughter, Teresa Foxx; a son-in-law, Bruce Wallace; and eight brothers and sisters, Floyd, Marvin, Paul, Frank and Maurice Sims and Geneva Dimitroff, Frieda Finney and Norma Albin.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 at Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Staggers officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12 p.m. until time of service on Friday.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Greencastle High School Alumni Association c/o the Putnam County Community Foundation, 2 S. Jackson St., Greencastle, IN 46135.

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