Betty Ruth (Wadsworth) Walters

March 26, 2023

Betty Ruth (Wadsworth) Walters, 79, of Lebanon, died March 26, 2023 at The Waters of Lebanon.  She was born December 24, 1943 in Blawnox, PA to Kenneth Clinton & Betty Ruth (Reno) Wadsworth.  She married John Adam Walters on April 6, 1961 in Frankfort and he preceded her in death on May 28, 2003.

Betty grew up in Indianapolis and moved to Frankfort when she met John Adam Walters.  A homemaker, she had previously worked at Miller’s in Colfax among other restaurants.  Betty was a Jehovah Witness.  She enjoyed music, adult coloring books, was known as the Rock n Roll grandma at concerts, was a huge BTS fan, and when her children were playing baseball, she was known as Mrs. Waldo.

Visitation and Services

A Celebration of Life is planned for 2-6 p.m. April 23, 2023 at the Frankfort Neighborhood Center, 250 S. 3rd St.

Survived by:

Daughter: Elizabeth (Luis) Jacquez of North Carolina, Sons: Kenneth J. (Teresa) Walters of Whitestown, Troy L. (Molly) Walters of Colfax, Jeffery A. (Terri) Walters of Frankfort, Sisters: Ginger (John) Jenkins of Naples, FL, Mona (Pat) Gallaway of Fort Myers, FL, 9 Grandchildren, Duane, Devin, Tabitha, Hollyann, Eric, Cheyenne, Daniela, Angelina and Elena, 14 Great-Grandchildren, as well as extended family and friends.

Preceded by:

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant son and an infant grandson, Derek.


Leave your Condolences

24 Condolences for “Betty Ruth (Wadsworth) Walters”

  1. Sandee Pickard March 28, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    Troy and Molly, I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you both.

  2. Mike Nease March 28, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    Sorry to hear of your passing.
    FHS Class 1980

  3. scott hall March 28, 2023 at 6:08 pm

    So sorry for your loss Troy, Jeff and Ken. Troy, I remember going to the Vogue theatre in Indy to see Cinderella and meeting up with you and your mom, what a trip.

    • Kenny Walters March 30, 2023 at 8:13 am

      Thank you, Scott! Seeing Cinderella was one of Mom’s favorites. We appreciate the memory.

  4. Mike and Cheryl Bennett March 28, 2023 at 7:22 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    • Kenny Walters March 30, 2023 at 8:11 am

      Thank you, neighbors! We appreciate growing up where we did. Be blessed!

  5. Jennifer Briggs Opal March 28, 2023 at 9:48 pm

    Ken, I am sorry for your loss. I hope your memories with your mom will give you comfort and that you and Teresa will be able to feel God’s love and presence in the midst of this loss.

    • Ken Walters March 30, 2023 at 8:10 am

      Thank you Jennifer! Mom loved Teresa so much and Teresa took such great care of Mom. We are blessed beyond understanding.

  6. Beth & Steve Keeney March 28, 2023 at 9:55 pm

    Dear Walter’s family,

    So sorry about your Mom’s passing. It’s never easy letting them go. May all of your precious memories help bring you peace. She’s at rest now with all the loved ones who went before her.

    • Ken Walters March 30, 2023 at 8:09 am

      Beth & Steve, Thanks so much! Mom always held our friends, classmates, as very precious!

  7. Anita March 29, 2023 at 8:02 am

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I know it’s been a long journey with all this but, she is free with no more pain. She was the best mother-in-law a girl could ever ask for. So many mixed feelings and memories come to mind. Some good and some not so good. I loved her so much.

  8. Bill and Lou Ray March 29, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss Troy, Jeff, Ken and Libby. Bill and I have known you since you were kids. Your Dad and Mom were good friends of ours. Betty is free of pain now and with your dad. Our prayers are with you. God Bless Bill and Lou Ray

    • Kenny Walters March 30, 2023 at 8:08 am

      Thank you! Your family has been a very important part of our family our whole lives. We love you!

    • Elizabeth Jacquez April 1, 2023 at 12:09 pm

      Thank you!

  9. Marcia (Myers) Dunk March 29, 2023 at 5:07 pm

    I am sorry to lose such a dear friend. I will always remember all of our good times together. We talked at length a couple of weeks ago and said our “Goodbyes” at that time. Prayers to all the family.

  10. Ron & Erilda Coleman March 30, 2023 at 8:44 am

    Dear family,
    So very sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Know she will be missed. Prayers for peace & comfort during this time. God Bless – Ron &
    Erilda – Foley, AL

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