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Betty Charlotta (Ponder) Vandiver

February 16, 1963 ~ June 18, 2019 (age 56)

Betty Charlotta Vandiver, age 56 a life long resident of Elwood, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at St. Vincent Mercy Hospital.
Betty was born on February 16, 1963 in Murfreesboro, AR to the late George and Genice (Stevens) Ponder.  Betty graduated from Elwood Community High School in 1981 and later graduated from IU of Kokomo with her nursing degree. 
On  Feb. 27, 1981 she married Greg Vandiver and they shared 38 years of marriage together. Betty retired from St. Vincent Mercy Hospital after 28 years of service, where she enjoyed working and caring for her patients.  Betty will be missed by her loving family, husband, Greg of Elwood, two daughters, Savanna (Randy) Moore of Orestes and Elizabeth (Timothy) Green of Buckeye, AZ, three grandchildren, Ethan & Genevieve Green and Layla Moore, brother, George "Bud" Ponder of Summitville, sister, Georgeanna (Don) Smith of Elwood, brother in law, Bruce Shafer of Alexandria, several nieces, nephews, and great nieces & nephews.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, George & Genice Ponder and a sister, Maxine Shafer.
Celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Dunnichay Funeral Home, Elwood, Indiana with Pastor Amos Carmichael & Pastor Bradford Moore officiating. A nursing honor guard memorial service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. 
Visitation for family and friends will be Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, at Dunnichay Funeral Home, 1113 S. Anderson Street, Elwood, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to St. Vincent Mercy Hospital Foundation..
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