Betty George Lewis, 91, formerly of Indiana and Tarpon Springs, Fla., passed away Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, at her home in Wimberley, Texas.
Born in Indiana on June 10, 1926, she was a daughter of the late James “Jimmy” and Marie (Watkins) George. She was also the beloved wife of Charles “Chuck” J Lewis Jr. who preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 1980.
Betty is survived by her sister, Helen Irene (George) Volk, of Washington, Pa.; three daughters, Georgia Lewis, of Erie; Denise (Lewis) Clawson, of Indiana; and Michele (Lewis) Hanson, of Wimberley, Texas; son-in-law Bob Clawson, of Indiana; grandsons Chuck Clawson, Mike Clawson and Steve Clawson, of Indiana, and Chase Hanson, of Mission Viejo, Calif.; her granddaughter, Chelsea Hanson, of Boca Raton, Fla.; great-grandson Anthony Clawson, of New Orleans, La.; and numerous nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Terry Hanson, of Kauai, Hawaii.
She was an active member of Calvary Presbyterian Church in Indiana and First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs, Fla.
A longtime Indiana businesswoman, Chuck and Betty owned and operated the Coney Island, relocating and expanding the “Coney” to Carpenter Avenue during 1965.
Betty graduated from Indiana High School and Indiana State Teachers College. She was a substitute teacher throughout Indiana County for many years.
An avid tennis player and bridge partner, Betty was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Tarpon Springs Chapter of Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs. She received many awards for her longtime service, including the Grand Cross of Color, and will be most remembered for her generous heart, winning smile, business acumen and love and enjoyment of her many friends and family.
A memorial service will be held in Tarpon Springs, Fla., at a future date with interment to follow at Cycadia Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests your support of the AMVETS organization at http://amvetsnsf.org.