Betty J. Graff


Betty J. Graff, 81, of Goshen, Indiana, passed away at 9:22 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at her home. She was born April 8, 1937, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky to Ernest J. and Mamie Gertrude (Morris) Orten. She attended Hopkinsville, Kentucky schools and was married June 25, 1955, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky to George E. Graff. He preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 2003. She grew up in Kentucky and lived most of her life in the Syracuse and Goshen areas. She was a homemaker, formerly worked for the Syracuse Senior Center, and was a foster parent for many years. She is a member of the Grace Bible Baptist Church in New Paris. She is survived by: a son, Fred Graff of Goshen; three grandchildren, Lakin Graff, Paige Graff and Brittanie Medlen; three great-grandchildren, Dylan, Tyler and Rylie; a sister, Dorothy Gilkey of Syracuse; and a brother, Wayne (Mim) Orten of Syracuse. She was preceded in death by her husband; stepmother, Arlene Orten; sister, Beatrice; and two brothers, Jerry and Harold Orten. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, Indiana. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at the funeral home with Pastor Joel Wallenbeck officiating. Burial will follow in the Syracuse Cemetery. Preferred memorials may be given to the Grace Bible Baptist Church, 68080 Division St., New Paris, IN 46553. To send condolences to the family of Betty Graff, please visit
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