Betty M. Moldenhauer

Betty M. Moldenhauer, 96, of Indianapolis, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Monday, April 1, 2019, in Indianapolis.

Mrs. Moldenhauer was responsible for managing all of the business activities of Moldenhauer Orchards and Nursery, including payroll, ordering, invoicing, tax filing and daily operations. Aside from her business pursuits, she sang in the Huntington County Women’s Club, belonged to Altrusa International and sang in the choir at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ for 45 years. She was also a trustee and an elder in the church.

She and her husband were active Starlite Dancers. She was on the board of directors of both the Association of Homes and Riverview Terrace in Huntington, worked with the Red Cross bloodmobile and was on the advisory board of the REMC. She was a member of the local chapter of American Business Women’s Association, where she he held offices of president, vice president, recording secretary, corresponding secretary and treasurer through the years. She was a delegate to two national conventions, and in 1979 she was named the group’s woman of the year.

 She was born July 25, 1922, in Clear Creek Township to William and Mary Catherine France Lahr. She married Earl Moldenhauer, and he preceded her in death after 72 years of marriage.

Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn (Don) Hardman, of Indianapolis, and Rosalie (Bill) Hale, of Pisgah Forest, NC; a son, Bill Moldenhauer, of Indianapolis; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren also survive her.
Calling is Saturday, April 20, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington. A memorial service will follow immediately after at 4:30 p.m. at the mortuary.

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