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Betty Lou Combs

September 7, 1938 — February 12, 2023

Saint Paul, Indiana


Betty Lou Combs, 84, of St. Paul, Indiana, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2023, at her home.

She was born  September 7, 1938, in Huntington, West Virginia, the daughter of Roy and Goldie Myrtle (Williams) Allen.  On March 19, 1955, she married Ted Combs, and he preceded her in death on December 11, 2004.

Betty is survived by her daughters, Valerie Freeman and husband, Paul, of Waldron, Regina DeMasi and husband, Mark, of Indianapolis, and Sherry Ramp and husband, Jim, of St. Paul; son, Toby Combs of St. Paul; brothers, Ed Allen and wife, Trish, of Lavalette, West Virginia, and Jack Allen and wife, Diane, of Huntington; grandchildren, Alicia, Ryan, Ben, Tim, Tiffany, Erinn, Neal, Rachel, Logan, Megan, Tyler and Trevor; great-grandchildren, Naomi, Addy, Harlym, Violet, Jude, Benjamin, Emma, Caden, Noah, Lily, Ilya and Hudson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to Ted, Betty was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Willie LeMaster, Elmer LeMaster, Russel LeMaster, James LeMaster, Roy Allen Jr. and Jerry Allen; sister, Chloe Blake (husband, Gailor); and sons-in-law, Bill Solada and Dennis Rhoades.

Betty was a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church.

She formerly worked as a factory inspector for STI in Greensburg, and a production operator at Shelbyville's Standard Register.

Betty enjoyed caring for her flower gardens, crocheting, singing, boating and camping.


Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were captivated by her many stories and adventures of Yugo.


She spoiled many a guest and family member with her cooking.  Some of her specialties were her homemade fudge, chicken and dumplings, dressing and her famous biscuits and gravy. 

She cherished her family and loved spending time with them.


John Denver's song about her birthplace, "Country Roads", filled her soul.  As a result, a trip to honor her life there, with family and friends, is planned for the Spring.

Services have been entrusted to Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, 819 S. Harrison St. in Shelbyville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas, 66675-8516.
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