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Obituary for Betty L. Callies

Betty L. Callies, 82, of Mooresville, passed away August 5, 2017 at Franciscan Hospice House in Indianapolis. Born near Dover, Tennessee on November 26, 1934, Betty was the daughter of the late Portor and Vida A. (Morris) Gardner. On July 3, 1974 she was united in marriage to George W. Callies and he survives.

Betty was a hairdresser at Bill’s Barber Shop in Indianapolis for 16 years; she retired in 1987. After retiring, she enjoyed caring for others in their home. She was a member of Five Points Baptist Church in Mooresville. Betty enjoyed planting flowers in her yard, traveling, and helping anyone who needed her. A loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great grandmother; she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Phillip and Mike Gardner and her sister, Wilma Boone.

Survivors include her husband of 43 years, George; two sons, David (Vicki) Pearison of Mooresville, and Brad (Char) Pearison of Coatesville; two daughters, Lisa Wingate of Mooresville, and Debbie (Alan) Terry of Mooresville; two brothers, Charlie Gardner of Bradenton, Florida and Arthur Gardner of Bloomington; her sister, Gail Morris of Denver, Colorado; eight grandchildren, Angie (Kevin) Smith, Joshua (Ashley) Pearison, Paige Pearison, Jason (Meaghan) Wingate, Jennifer Wingate, Chris (Brooke) Newgent, Chelsea (Adan) Andrade, and Cody (McKenzie) Terry; and 11 great grandchildren. The family would like give a special thank you to Betty's dear dear friend, Norma Wilkens for helping her and her family through this difficult journey; we love you.

Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of Betty L. Callies from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 11, 2017 in the chapel at Carlisle – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory in Mooresville. The funeral service will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Following cremation, Betty will be laid to rest at Wofford Cemetery near Dover, Tennessee. Please visit where you may extend online condolences to Betty's family.

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Mooresville, IN 46158


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