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Betty J. Lanham, 89, of North Salem, IN, passed peacefully to greater glory, Thursday, September 14, 2017.
She was born June 24, 1928 in Connersville, IN, daughter of the late Andy and Percilla (Hubbard) Robinson. Betty married Harry R. Lanham on September 25, 1946.
She was a member of Emanuel Baptist Church, North Salem, IN. She fostered many children.
She is survived by her daughters, Ladonna (Joe) Vickrey, Diana (Larry) Finchum and Deborah (David) Whiteley, son, Brian Russell Lanham, grandchildren, William Vickrey, Laura (Toby) Russell, James Robinson II, Oliver Finchum, Alysha (Brandon) Basler, Amilya Finchum and Thomas Robinson, great-grandchildren, Josh Russell, Bryce Russell, Sam Basler, Hanna Basler, Kyley Basler, Alexa Finchum, James Robinson III and sisters, Bertie (John) Davis and Carolyn (Ron) Taylor, brothers, Jim Robinson, Wayne (Bonnie) Robinson and Roy (Julie) Robinson, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and other family too numerous to mention.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Russell Lanham and brothers, Don Robinson and Bob Robinson, half-brothers, Earl and Leonard Robinson, half-sister, Velma Broughton.
Family and friends will gather Monday, September 18, 2017, 4:00-7:00 p.m. and again Tuesday, September 19, 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 10:00 a.m. at the Porter Funeral Home, North Salem, Indiana. Betty will be laid to rest in the Roachdale Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her church, Emanuel Baptist Church, 8350 SR 236, North Salem, IN 46165.
Online condolences may be made at www.porterfuneralhome.us.
Published on September 15, 2017
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