ALBION - Betty J. Lock, 80, lifetime Albion resident died on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 1:52 AM at the Parkview Noble Community Hospital in Kendallville. Mrs. Lock had been in failing health for the past several weeks.
She was born on May 14, 1933 in Noble County. One of three daughters born to Justin and Evelyn (Rice) Morr Sr. She lived her lifetime in the Noble County area, graduating from Albion-Jefferson High School in the Class of 1951. On July 8, 1954 she married Norman E. "Gene" Lock in Churubusco. He survives in Albion.
In her earlier years Mrs. Lock worked for the Albion Telephone Company, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Albion, and was the Deputy Recorder for Noble County for 8 years. She retired as the Registrar for the Noble County Health Department after 23 years of service.
Mrs. Lock was a very involved woman of her community. She and her husband were members of Trinity United Methodist Church in Albion, a member of the Albion Business and Professional Women's Club, Albion American Legion Women's Auxiliary, and the Noble County Democrat Women's Club. Some of her hobbies include playing bingo, playing cards, but most of all being with her family.
Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Gene of Albion. Two sons and a daughter in law, Tim and Carol Lock, of Albion and Tom Lock all of Albion. Her daughter and son in law, Tammy and John Hootman of Albion. Grandchildren, Kyle Lock, Jamie Luh, Amanda Anderson, Heather Lock, Tanner Lock, Melissa Anderson, Angela Meyer, Jennifer Shepherd, Mallori Rutherford and Richelle Hootman. 16 great grandchildren.
Her brother and sister in law, Jerry and Marilyn Morr of Albion; her sister and brother in law, Shirley and Jerry Weimer of Albion.
She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, John Morr, Robert Morr, Justin (Slug) Morr Jr. and her sister, Barbara Trowbridge.
Funeral Services will be on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion Chapel, the Rev. Bret Frymier will officate the service.
Burial will follow at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Albion. Serving as pallbearers will be Kyle Lock, Tanner Lock, Ray Luh, Shawn Kimmell, Nick Dubea, Nate Meyer and Kevin Shepherd.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the funeral on Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the Albion Fire Department - 210 Fire Station Dr. Albion, IN 46701 or to the Albion American Legion Post #246 410 E. Park Dr. Albion, IN 46701.
To sign the online guest register book or to view the video tribute go to www.brazzellfuneralhome.com