The Shelbyville News
Betty Colleen (Groh)
Tower, 75, of Shelbyville, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at Major
March 3, 2006
Born Sept. 14, 1930, in Bloomington, d/o Lowell and Lena (Easton)
Married James H. Tower Jr. M.D.
on Sept. 9, 1951, and he survives.
Other survivors include four daughters, Dr. Elizabeth
Miller (husband, Harry) of South Bend, Dr. Linda Tower
Borchert (husband, Dr. Gary) of Shelbyville, Alyce DeGennaro (husband,
Frank) of Hockessin, Del., and Lori Hamilton (husband,
Tim) of Elkridge, Md.; one sister, Sue Shaw (husband,
Jack) of Potomac, Md.; and nine grandchildren, James Miller,
Miller, Emily Borchert, Rebecca Borchert, James Borchert,
Maggie DeGennaro, David DeGennaro, Erynn DeGennaro and Katie
Homemaker and the office manager of her
husbandís medical practice.
4-H leader and Girl Scout leader, medical records librarian
and former PTA president.
Graduated in 1948 from Bloomington High School as
valedictorian and from Indiana University, where she was the first
recipient of the Medical Records Library Science Degree.
Longtime member of First United Methodist Church where she had
organized and directed the bell choir; youth group
leader, Sunday school teacher and junior church leader; and was a member
of the United Methodist Women.
Member of Wesley Foundation
at Indiana University; Tri Kappa; PEO; and 50-year member of Bloomington
chapter of Eastern Star.
Freeman Family Funeral
Homes, Carmony-Ewing Broadway Chapel, 232 W. Broadway St.
Funeral services at the First United Church, with the Rev. Dr.
Rick Miller and the Rev. Robert Campbell officiating.
Interment: Forest Hill Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 34 W.
Washington St., Shelbyville, IN 46176; or Major Hospital Foundation, 150
W. Washington St., Shelbyville, IN 46176.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming