August 1, 1923 -- November 9, 2020

Betty Geyer Lawson, age 97, of Shipshewana, passed away peacefully at
home on November 9, 2020 due to congestive heart failure. She was born
August 1, 1923 in Elkhart County to Orval and Rose (Walters) Sones. On July
3, 1941 she married Walter J. Geyer. He passed on August 15, 1982. She was
a loving mother to five children, preceded in her death by her son, Eugene
Geyer. Her surviving children are son, Jack (Darlene) Geyer, of Howe: three
daughters Carol (Alvin) Hibbs, Barbara Swineheart, both of Shipshewana,
and Linda (Mike) Gest of Bristol. Betty was also a loving grandmother to 16
grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She married Wilbur Lawson on February 2, 1991. He survives with his five
children. Betty was a longtime member of the Stone Lake Church of God. She
loved to love people. She spent her life caring for the less fortunate, donating
to food banks and women’s shelters. Betty was also an avid sewer, she
sewed constantly. Her hands were rarely still. Baby Quilts, hot pads and dish
towels were her favorite to sew and gift. She also shared a love of bird
watching and collecting pigs. Her life was a living example: “Do what’s right
and do what’s good. Be kind and help others. The world can always use one
kinder person.” Visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 pm on Wednesday,
November 11 at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street,
Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, November 12
also at the funeral home. Services will be conducted by Pastor Joshua
Borden. Burial will be in Violett Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be given
to Goshen Home Care and Hospice.  Online condolences may be offered at On behalf of our entire family, we would like  
to say thank you to the hospice care professionals of Goshen that guided our
family through her passing.

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From:  Laurie Marie Holt
Grandpa my heart breaks for you. Even though myself, sisters and cousins
havent been able to visit as often as we want, please know that we think of
you often. And that we all love you and will miss Grandma Betty. Love
you Grandpa.
Betty Geyer Lawson