Obituaries, July 10, 2024 (2024)

Written on 07/10/2024


Jerry V. Kitts

Jerry V. Kitts, 82, of Kokomo, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2024, at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born March 3, 1942, in Kokomo to Luther E. and Mildred L. (Wilson) Kitts. He first married Sondra Evans, and they later divorced. He then married Charlena Bugher, and she preceded him in death January 21, 2000. He later married Sharon (Gilmour) Biddle, and she survives.

Jerry graduated from Kokomo High School in 1960. He then joined the United States Air Force and served 4 years. After serving his country, he came home and went to work for Delco Electronics and retired with 30 years’ service.

Surviving family include his wife, Sharon Biddle of Kokomo; son, Brian V. Kitts of Macy; adopted daughter, Melissa (Dan) Walton of Kokomo; adopted son, Travis (Michelle) Kitts of Kokomo; brother Steve (Sue) Kitts of Galveston; and sister, Patia (Tim) Kyal of Warner Robbins, Georgia. He is also survived by several grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, second wife Charlena, and sister Judith.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 11, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery in Kokomo with Pastor Doug Benham officiating. Entombment will follow services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Family Worship Center in Kokomo.

Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston has been entrusted with arrangements.


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Betty Athel Beaver

Betty Athel Beaver, age 105, of Kokomo, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2024. She was born January 25, 1919, in Kokomo to the late Winston and Minnie Fouch.

She graduated from West Middleton High School in 1936, a former cheerleader and avid lover of basketball. Betty married Daniel Beaver in 1947, and together they were married for 59 years before he preceded her in 2007. She worked for Reliance, Haynes Stellite, and then Delco. She left Delco with her husband to own and operate Beaver Lodge Mobile Home Park. Betty and Daniel loved to travel and see new places. They visited all 50 states and even a few foreign countries. Their favorite place to camp was the sand dunes at Lake Michigan. Together they were also avid square dancers and traveled to many states to dance. In her quiet time, she enjoyed a good book, sewing, and even crocheting. She loved to bowl and was on a bowling team for years, and even won the city tournament one year. She was a member and former Deacon of Northview Christian Church.

With everything she enjoyed in life, her family was of most importance. She loved keeping up on their current events and changes in their lives.

Betty is survived by her daughter Nancy Kennedy, grandchildren; Jeffrey Beaver, Michele Clark, Shannon Beaver, Cassandra Kennedy, and Troy Kennedy, great-grandchildren; Destiny Colbert, Dylan Clark, Olivia Clark, Khanyska Ferranti, and others. She is also survived by one sister Rosaline Catron (Charles).

In addition to her parents and husband, Betty is preceded in death by her son Jeffery Beaver, and siblings Keith Fouch and Bonnie Bailey.

A visitation for Betty will be held Monday, July 15, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Ellers Mortuary & Crematory Center, 3400 S. Webster Street, Kokomo, Indiana 46902, followed by a funeral service at 1:00 PM.


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Larry Wayne Burrous

Larry Wayne Burrous, 81, of West Lafayette, formerly of Galveston passed away Sunday, July 7, 2024, at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette. He was born June 15, 1943, in Kokomo, Indiana, to Wayne and Mildred (Perkins) Burrous.

Larry had a huge heart and would help anyone he could. He enjoyed working at the Red Barn in Galveston for several years. He also loved to mow yards in town and could be seen most days pulling his lawn mower behind his bicycle. Larry loved to talk with the town folk and even had his own bench in front of the Red Barn so he could sit awhile and tell stories to his friends. He was an avid IU basketball fan and enjoyed playing Bingo.

Surviving family include his brothers, Jim (Roxane) Burrous and Robert Burrous. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Galveston Vol. Fire Dept. in Larry’s memory. No services are scheduled at this time.


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