She was born July 29, 1929, in Terre Haute, the son of Leo and Effie (Hart) Sinders.
On March 11, 1947, Betty married Gerald Reed, and they had three children. A homemaker, she enjoyed many years bowling in various leagues and playing euchre with her women's card club.
Survivors include two daughters, Loretta Myers of Peru and Marty Near of Mitchell, a son, Jerry Reed of Linton, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Gerald "Red" Reed on July 1, 2009, a brother, Bud Sinders, and a sister, Mary Kiser.
There will be a private viewing and private service. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery. Welch & Cornett Funeral Home of Linton is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences can be sent to www.welchcornett.com .