Betty Lee (Garrison) Ison, 86, of Otwell passed away peacefully at 10:53 a.m. Saturday, January 4th at the home of her daughter, Janna, surrounded by her family. She was born June 16th, 1933 in Otwell, IN to the late Clell and Pearl Garrison. She graduated from Otwell High School in 1951. She married George David Ison on February 17th, 1960. He preceded her in death on September 12th, 2013.
She is survived by her daughter Janna (Terry) Motsenbocker of Greenwood, son Mike Ison of Greenwood, grandsons Jordan (Misti) Ison and Alex Motsenbocker, granddaughter Breanna Motsenbocker, great-grandson Aiden Ison, step great-granddaughters Taelor and Tarynn Reeves, sister-in-law Mary Lou Matteson and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her brother Orval (Dobbie) Garrison.
Betty attended Church of God in Petersburg. She and her husband owned and operated Ison Farms and Ison Farm produce stand in Otwell. They owned and operated pizza restaurants in Jasper and Petersburg for many years. In her early career, she worked at RCA in Bloomington. She thoroughly enjoyed life and spending time with her family and friends. She always filled the house with good food, music and the sounds of her playing the piano. Her favorite past times were playing cards, traveling and dining out.
Visitation will be at Harris Funeral Home in Petersburg Thursday, January 9th, from 4-8 p.m. with the funeral on Friday, January 10th at 11:00 a.m. with burial in Walnut Hills Cemetery.
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