Retired city clerk-treasurer Betty Hayes remembered by family and friends PDF Print E-mail

Betty Marie Hayes, 84, is being remembered as a dedicated public servant who served the City of Scottsburg faithfully for many years.


Betty died on Sunday, January 8, at Hickory Creek of Scottsburg. She was preceded in death by her husband of many years, Donald Curtis Hayes.

The diminutive figure of Betty was a familiar sight at Scottsburg City Hall. She worked in the business office there and then served two terms as clerk-treasurer before retiring.

She had also worked for the U.S. Census Bureau in Jeffersonville and co-owned and operated Don’s Package Store on West McClain Avenue with her husband.

A 1950 graduate of Austin High School, she married Don that spring and enjoyed setting up and managing the couple’s new household in Scottsburg. She was active in their church, First Baptist Church of Scottsburg. The couple raised three daughters, two of whom survive her along with two brothers, five grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

Calling at the Collins Funeral Home in Scottsburg was observed on Tuesday, January 10, from 4 to 8 p.m., and today (Wednesday) after 9 a.m.

The funeral service will be conducted today at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Father Don Buchanan will officiate.

Burial will be in Scottsburg Cemetery.

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