OBITUARY

Betty Marr Hooker

December 24, 1917October 23, 2012

Betty Marr Hooker, 94, a lifelong resident of Columbus, died at 6:17 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility. A graduate of Columbus High School, she was a charter member of North Christian Church, a member of Psi Iota Xi Sorority, and a former volunteer for the Red Cross. She enjoyed bridge and golf. A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at Four Seasons Retirement Center Chapel, with the Rev. Phyllis Hawkins officiating. Calling will be from 1 p.m. until service time Friday at the chapel. Private entombment will be at Garland Brook Mausoleum. Arrangements were made by Hathaway-Myers Chapel on Pearl Street. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to North Christian Church, Hospice of South Central Indiana or the donor’s choice of charities. Born in Columbus Dec. 24, 1917, Mrs. Hooker was the daughter of Lewis and Edna Glick Marr. She married R. Perry Hooker June 6, 1942, in Columbus. He preceded her in death Oct. 2, 1992. Survivors include a daughter, Ann (Gregg) Grosh of Indianapolis; a son, Robert P. Hooker, M.D., and his wife, Carol, of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Ellen Grosh of St. Paul, MN, Nathan Grosh of Denver, CO, Perry Hooker of Missoula, Mont., and Lewis Hooker of Portland, Ore. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother, James Marr, and a sister, Mary Louise Daly.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 26, 2012

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, October 26, 2012

  • Private Entombment

    Friday, October 26, 2012

Memories

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Matt Daly

November 5, 2012

Ann, Bob and the rest of the family- your mother, my "Aunt Betty" was a wonderful woman, obviously adored by all who knew her. I have great memories of her and her family (you guys), and I'm glad I was able to see her a couple years ago. She will be missed. Bless you all.

Marci Daly

October 31, 2012

Ann and Bob, Your Mom was such a great influence on Jim and Matt. They will always remember their train trips at Thanksgiving. They have such fond memories of her and their time with her. She was so much fun. I also enjoyed my time with her. She was a joy to be around. We will miss our holiday calls. She will always be in our hearts. Love to all of you! Marci and Jim Daly

Virginia and Janet Stoner

October 29, 2012

Ann and Bob, we were greatly saddened to hear of your Mother's passing. She was always a favorite person with all of the Stoner family. Her warm smile and friendly words on Sunday mornings at North Christian added to each of us feeling comfortable and welcome in our Church home. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered, and we will continue to keep you in our hearts.

Daniel Gress

October 27, 2012

Ann and family,

I was saddened to read of your mother's passing. Janice and I will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Troy Hall

October 26, 2012

It never failed. Whenever I crossed the street and talked to Betty, I always came away feeling happier and +1 on my hug meter. What a wonderful woman!

Elizabeth Goeller Shaw

October 25, 2012

Ann & Bob, Your mother was one of my favorite people of all time. Just thinking about her makes me smile. What a wonderful sense of humor she & your father had. I was so happy my husband got to meet her when we were in Columbus about three years ago. And, I'm so glad that I'm here now & will be at her memorial service tomorrow. It will be good to see you all & remember how close are families have been over the years.

Donna Knicely

October 25, 2012

Ann, so sorry to see about your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

John Dunlap

October 25, 2012

Ann and Bob,
My heart is heavy today having read of the passing of you mother. Our families go way back and your mother was always a dear to me. I am out of town on a business trip and will not be able to attend her memorial but I will put you and your families in my prayers. Her memory will live on in me.
John Dunlap

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY