Betty Louise Furnas Edwards, 100, of Westfield, passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at the Bridgewater Healthcare Center in Carmel. She was born on September 22, 1917 to Wade and Georgiana (Puckett) Furnas in Westfield, Indiana.
Betty was a lifelong member of the Westfield Friends Church. She was a homemaker and bookkeeper. Betty was a member of the Monday Afternoon Club, United Society Friends Women, Westfield Library Board, Open Doors volunteer, a Red Cross Volunteer, and many other Westfield community organizations. In 2016, she was recognized as a distinguished alumni of Westfield High School.
She is survived by her sons, Joe (JoAnn) Edwards, Tom Edwards, Walter (Olga) Edwards, and Leslie Edwards; daughters, Elaine Hinshaw, Diane (Don) Garrett, and Susannah (Gregg) Santangini; brother, Chase Furnas; twenty grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband James I. Edwards; brothers, Joe, Jim, John, and Richard Furnas; sisters, Frances Strawsberg and Juliet Furnas; and grandchildren, Joey Edwards and Courtney Edwards.
A service in the manner of friends will be held on Tuesday August 7, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Westfield Friends Church, 324 S. Union Street in Westfield. Visitation will be from 10:00 am to the time of service at the church. Burial will be at Summit Lawn Cemetery in Westfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to Westfield Friends Church, 324 S. Union Street, Westfield, IN 46074 or Open Doors USA, www.go.opendoorsusa.org .