Betty J. (Music) Updike, 90, of Brookville, Indiana, passed away at her residence July 10, 2020 surrounded by her family. Betty was born June 17, 1930 in Preble County, Ohio, to Benjamin and Virginia (Wood) Music. She graduated from Reily High School and later married Leroy Updike December 7, 1950 in Connersville, Indiana
Formally, a hairdresser in her younger days, Betty was also the school cook for over 29 years at Mt. Carmel and Springfield schools. Betty was a devoted member of the Reily Presbyterian Church, the Springfield Home Ec Club, and the church’s Women’s Society.
Betty was famously known for her delicious homemade pies and cooking loved by her family and friends. Additionally, Betty enjoyed her flower and vegetable gardens and more than anything, spending time with her family and friends.
Those surviving who will cherish Betty’s memory include her loving husband of almost 70 years, Leroy Updike; daughter, Connie (Bill) Southerland of Brookville; step-grandson, Tony Bruns of Arizona, several nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Beverly Huls, and Jill Hofer Bruns; a sister, Helen Overholt, and two brothers, Robert and William Music.
Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, July 15 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Tom Ramsey will officiate the funeral service on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Reily Presbyterian Church, Peoria Reily Road, Oxford. Pall bearers are Bobby Beckett, Charlie Beckett, Dick Crawford, Dallas Dorrel, Kenny Dorrel, Mike Egbert, Chuck Music, Greg Skinner and Kenny Stone. Honorary bearers are Bill Southerland and Dustin Dorrel. Burial will follow in College Corner Cemetery.
* All attending are encouraged to wear a mask and follow proper social distancing protocol. If you are not feeling well, or if you have compromised immune system, you are encouraged to stay home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Reily Presbyterian Church. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Betty Updike.