Elizabeth A. Tabor
September 14, 1931 – July 13, 2020
Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Tabor, 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Miller’s Merry Manor, Huntington on July 13, 2020. Betty was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, sister and grandmother and will be forever remembered by her family and friends for her honesty, strong work ethic, great sense of humor and ever listening ear. All of these admirable traits she successfully instilled in each of her children. Betty lived in many different states and towns throughout her life and was a lifelong nurse. She returned to her hometown of Huntington in 1985 and completed her nursing career at Miller’s Merry Manor in Huntington.
She was born September 14, 1931 in Huntington to parents, the late William A. McCoy and Elizabeth G. (Loew) McCoy.
After graduating from Ball State Nursing School she married John Allan Tabor on June 14, 1953. Betty was preceded in death by her husband John who died in 1986.
Betty is survived by her four children: Tracy (Don) Jenkins of Fort Wayne; Evans (Ann) Tabor of Cypress, Texas; Sheryln Ducic of Katy, Texas; and Forrest (Cindy) Tabor of Warsaw; a brother: Robert (Carol) McCoy of St. Louis, Mo.; six grandchildren Meagan Wavra, Dani Graham, Nathan Jenkins, Sarah Jenkins, John Tabor and Cora Kennedy and six great grandchildren.
The family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude to all of the staff at Miller’s Merry Manor in Huntington who tirelessly and patiently loved and cared for Betty these past seven years. Additionally a special notice of appreciation for the Heartland Hospice care team who supported and cared for her in her final weeks. We are forever grateful to you all.
A memorial service is to be held this fall in the hills of Brown County, IN. followed by burial in Christiansburg Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice of Fort Wayne for use in caring for patients and families in need during their final days, and can be sent in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.
- Tracy (Don) Jenkins, Daughter and Son-in-law
- Evans (Ann) Tabor, Son and Daughter-in-law
- Sheryln Ducic, Daughter
- Forrest (Cindy) Tabor, Son and Daughter-in-law
- Robert (Carol) McCoy, Brother and Sister-in-law
- William A. McCoy, Father (deceased)
- Elizabeth G. (Loew) McCoy, Mother (deceased)
- John A. Tabor, Husband (deceased)
- Six grandchildren: Meagan Wavra, Dani Graham, Nathan Jenkins, Sarah Jenkins, John Tabor, Cora Kennedy and six great grandchildren.
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- Heartland Hospice
No Visitation or Services at this time
Elizabeth A. Tabor
July 27, 2020
Betty was a very special lady to me. We shared Dove chocolate peppermints that only came out at Christmas time. She was one of my favorite clients as a hair dresser. Whenever I visited her, she made me feel better about myself. She was such an encourager. I hated that I couldn’t see her with the whole Covid thing. Just know as a family that she touched a lot of people around her and I was just blessed to be one of them! Love and prayers! Jane Seely
July 18, 2020
I was her little dog Sport's groomer for a number of years. I always enjoyed my visits to Betty's home and our conversations. Betty had a great sense of humor and my, did she love that cute little fluffball of a dog!
July 17, 2020
I worked with Betty at Miller's. Loved working with her. Always cheerful and helped me any way she could. I was just returning to work after having children. It was a challenge to work at a nursing home and it helped having her and Kathy Prus there to encourage me. Those two worked together for a long time. Great gals!
July 16, 2020
Betty was the best neighbor ever. She was such an encouragement to me as our kids were growing up. I cherish the summer evening chats we shared. We laughed a lot, and her spunk still inspires me. Blessings and prayers for you, her dear family, as you grieve this huge loss. She was the best!
July 14, 2020
My heart goes out to you in this time I truly loved working at Millers and being able to talk to your mother on a daily basis she was truly one of a kind. My heart is aching at the thought of not being able to see her smile.
Again so sorry for your loss
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