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(June 6, 1929 – May 15, 2011)

BETTY LOU (GILES) ROBERTSONBetty Lou (Giles) Robertson, age 81, of Midland died on May 15, 2011 at Bickford Cottage. She was born on June 6, 1929 in Big Sandy, Tennessee, the oldest child of the late Harold and Elsie (Hancock) Giles. She graduated from Oak Ridge High School in Oak Ridge, Tennessee in 1948. She was a graduate of Berea College (Kentucky) School of Nursing and Indiana University School of Nursing. On June 10, 1967 in Paris, Tennessee, she married Harrison Robertson, who predeceased her on Sept. 19, 2000. She retired as a registered nurse from St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo, Indiana. She was formerly a member of First Christian Church in Kokomo, where she had served as a Sunday School teacher, deaconess, elder and chairperson of the church board. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, PEO, the Greentown Research Club, and Liberty Township Home Extension Club. Since moving to Midland in 2008, she was a member of Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church. Betty enjoyed many activities including traveling, cross-stitching, family history, gardening (especially growing tomatoes) and collecting antique glassware. She volunteered with the Red Cross and at the Clinic of Hope as a nurse. More than anything, Betty loved to go to family reunions in Tennessee and visit with her beloved family and cousins. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Andy Ault of Midland; and three grandchildren, Bailey Andrew, Kathryn Hope and Charlotte Rose Ault; a brother-in-law Forrest G. Johnson of Choctaw, Oklahoma; and a niece, a nephew and many cousins. In addition to her husband Harrison, she is predeceased by her sister Amy Johnson and her sister-in-law Ruth Robertson. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, June 3 at First United Methodist Church with Reverend Pamela Buchholz officiating. Betty’s family will receive friends at the church from 10:00 am until the time of service. A private burial at Greenlawn Cemetery in Greentown, Indiana has already taken place. Memorials may be made to Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church or The Open Door in Midland.