She was born in Lewis Township, June 13, 1932, the daughter of Harold Fred "Ted" and Mildred N. (Wilkins) Neal.
Betty attended Brazil High School through her junior year and graduated from Reelsville High School in 1950. She married Raymond L. Williams Nov. 16, 1950. He passed away Feb. 20, 1965.
On Sept. 27, 1969, she married Phillip Slack Jr., who preceded her in death Aug. 19, 1986.
She, along with her husband Phil, owned and operated Lawson-Slack Funeral Home in Brazil, Schoppenhorst Funeral Home in Clay City, and Rentschler Funeral Home in Center Point, for many years. Betty retired in June of 2001.
Betty was a member of the First Christian Church in Brazil, 7:30 HomeEc Club and Order of Eastern Star Lodge 369 in Cloverdale, where she served as the organist and Past Worthy Mason.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, and stepsons Ronald L. Slack, and Stephen R. Slack.
Survivors include son Michael R. Williams and wife Tina, Cloverdale, grandchildren Sam Williams and wife Laura and Lesley Pearcy and husband Gus, Stephen Slack Jr., Stacey Slack, Travis Slack, and Ronald Lee Slack Jr., six great-grandchildren, brothers H. Richard "Dick" Neal and wife Ruth Ann, Fred L. Neal and wife Julia, and Samuel R. Neal and wife Deloris, as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel in Brazil, at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, with Pastor Mark Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home, from 4-8 p.m., Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Reelsville Alumni Association in care of Putnam County Community Foundation, 2 S. Jackson St., PO Box 514, Greencastle, Ind., 46135, Historical Society of Clay County, 100 E. National Ave., Brazil, Ind., 47834, or Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana, 6 W. Market St., Spencer, Ind., 47460-1736.
Visit www.lawson-millerchapel.com to light a candle in her memory.