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Betty L. Houston

July 28, 1938 ~ May 13, 2019 (age 80)

Betty L. Houston was born July 28, 1938 in Union City, Ohio.  She was the daughter of, John Andrew Newell and Stella Sue (Blunt) Newell.  She departed this earthly life on Monday, May 13, 2019 at her home. 

Betty moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1959.  She attended Central High School and later completed her GED. 

Betty was baptized at House of God where she was a member until moving her membership to Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church to be with her husband, John T. Houston.

She was previously employed by Fort Wayne State Developmental Center for 12 years.  In 2009, she retired from V. A. Medical Center as a Physical Therapist Assistant after 30 years of dedicated service.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John A. and Stella S. Newell and husband of 39 years, John T. Houston; one brother, Jack Jones; three sisters, Phylis Thomas, Evelyn Sue Bennett and Jean Enis and daughter-in-law, Yvette Smith.

Surviving are her children, Russell Willis, Richard Willis, Brenda Willis, Terry Smith, Tony Smith (Sarah Moore) and Jeffrey (Nanette) Smith; sister, Joan (James) Perkins and Jeanette Black; sister-in-law, Liz Houston, Mary Hawkins, and Mellissa Staton and a host of other relatives and friends.

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