Mrs. Betty I. High, 90, of Lebanon, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Homewood Health Campus in Lebanon, just one day prior to her 91st birthday.
Betty was born Jan. 13, 1923, in McKeesport, Pa., a daughter of the now late Henry and Isabelle (Sowers) Ickes. She was raised and educated in Pennsylvania, and graduated from Bellefonte High School.
On June 23, 1945, Betty married Francis High in Altoona, Pa. He passed away on April 4, 1985.
Betty and her family moved to Indiana in 1952. She worked as a quality control supervisor for Kitco in Bluffton. In 1985, she moved to Lebanon, where she had since resided.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, Latin word games, reading and watching the Indiana Pacers.
Survivors include five children, Emmadell (John) Sturgis of Lebanon, Greg J.(Denise) High of Nineveh, Larry M. (Phyllis) High of Boalsburg, Pa., Denny F. (Alta) High of Portsmouth, Mass., and Romaine C. (James) Brophy of Payson, Ariz.; sister, Caroline Wells of Bellefonte, Pa.; and 13 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents and her husband; and a brother, Harold Ickes.
Graveside services will be held at later date at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.myersmortuary.com.