She was born Jan. 19, 1951, in Terre Haute, the daughter of Kenneth E. and Colleen (Gibson) mason.
She had worked for Columbia Records and later the Lear Corporation in Greencastle, Ind., until becoming ill with cancer.
Betty loved to care for and spend time with others. She was also a great cook and enjoyed having family over for dinner. Betty also enjoyed gardening and spending time outside.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She leaves behind her husband William Hartman, daughter Abby Hartman, Lafayette, Ind., sons Lonny Cordell, Monrovia, Ind., and Adam Hartman, Terre Haute, grandson Dallas Hartman, and sisters Genie Lalonde (Ron), Kokomo, Ind., and Billie Mason, Brazil.
A memorial service will take place at Lawson-Miller Chapel, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at 7 p.m.
Visitation will take place at the funeral home Thursday, from 5 p.m., until time of services.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.