Betty Jean Thomas, 78, Metamora

Betty Jean Thomas, age 78, of Metamora, Indiana died Thursday, September 9, 2021 after a long illness in Batesville, Indiana.

Born June 29, 1943 in Batesville, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Neal & Mabel (Hughes) Roberts.  On September 18, 1965 she was united in marriage to Willie Thomas, and he preceded her in death on January 13, 2002.

Betty worked for many years at the former Elsie Dreyer Nursing Home in Brookville; and had also worked at the Hav-A-Bite restaurant in Metamora.

She was a member of Greater Vision Ministries in Metamora, Indiana.  Church and her family were her life, and she loved singing.

Survivors include two children, Joyce Ann (Harlin) Carey of Metamora, Indiana and Donnie Ray (Myrtle) Thomas of Metamora, Indiana; her step-children, Wanda (Mike) McDaniel, Rita (Rick) Lewis, Pam (Jim) Sloan, Judy Thomas, Eugene Thomas; two sisters, Margaret (Tom) Creech, and Nancy (Walter) Mullins; four brothers, David (Hazel) Roberts, Daniel (Kathy) Roberts, Rufus Roberts, Claude Roberts; two grandchildren, Cassandra Rayburn and Steven Ison; six great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Willie, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Teresa Thomas and Dorothy McDaniel; three brothers, Marvin Roberts, John Roberts, and Paul Roberts; two step-sons, Eudale Thomas and Eudorse Thomas.

Family & friends may visit from 12 Noon until the time of the services at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, September 13, 2021 at Greater Vision Ministries, 18149 U.S. Highway 52, Metamora, Indiana.

Pastor Brandon Blevins will officiate the Funeral Services at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, September 13, 2021 at Greater Vision Ministries in Metamora.  Burial will then follow in Cupps Chapel Cemetery in Metamora.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Greater Vision Ministries.  The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to once again serve the Thomas family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit


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