Betty Madlyn Miracle, 92, formerly of Belle Center, passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 2, 2014, at Green Hills Center, West Liberty.
She was born June 22, 1921, in the Ammons Homestead on State Route 117, Belle Center, to the late Stephen and Minnie Henderson Ammons.
On June 18, 1946, she married Donnell D. “Don” Miracle in New Bloomington, and after being married for 49 years, he preceded her in death Sept. 4, 1995. She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Floyd (Loretta), Ed (Myra), Virgil, Everett (Jo) and Robert Ammons; two sisters, Nell (Frank) Kunkle and Mary Ammons; and brother-in-law, Dale Miracle.
Betty is survived by her son, David (Sandy) Miracle, and daughter, Beverly (Joe) Matthews, both of Belle Center; four grandchildren, Jim (Lori) Matthews, J.D. (Mindy) Miracle, Joel (Heidi) Miracle and Amy (Sam) Archer; great-grandchildren, Jarret, Macy and Davis Matthews, Trey, Delaney and Skylar Miracle, Jackson Grimes and Austin and Lexi Archer, and great-stepgranddaughter, Kiersten Thornton; sisters-in-law, Jane Ammons and Rose Miracle; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Betty graduated from Belle Center High School in 1939, and attended Moore’s Business College in Urbana. She worked in Springfield for two years, and then worked at the former Belle Center Bank that later became the Huntington National Bank from 1943 to 1983.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church and its Women’s Society, the Fides Circle of King’s Daughters, the Northfork Sew and So Club, the Mary Rutan Hospital Guild and Logan County Friendly Senior Center.
She and Don spent 11 winters in Florida.
Pastor Kevin Smith officiates a funeral at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, Belle Center, where visitation begins at 1 p.m. Burial is in Fairview Cemetery, Belle Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Belle Center United Methodist Fellowship Hall, 101 S. Center St., Belle Center 43310.
Express condolences at www.edsfh.com.