October 22, 1932 ~ August 4, 2022

Born in: Glasgow, Kentucky
Resided in: Greenwood, Indiana

Elizabeth “Betty” L. Forrest, 89, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022 at her residence. She was born in Glasgow, Kentucky, the last surviving child of Benjamin and Bertha Bryant.

She was a beloved wife and mother, having been married 68 years and tirelessly raising seven children. She cared and brought multiple children through complicated health scares and sacrificed greatly for the wellbeing of her family. Her path as a wife and mother began soon after her late husband picked her up at her high school in his new blue convertible. From that point on, she and Lawrence blazed many life’s trails from Glasgow, Kentucky to Los Angeles, California and finally settling in the Indianapolis area.

All those that knew her, respected, and cherished her sharp wit and intellect. As an avid speed reader, it was nothing for her to complete a new novel (Stephen King or Danielle Steel, of course) by end of her morning. She was smart and fun and really was at her happiest when celebrating with friends and family. She was a tough opponent while playing and winning at Euchre, Boggle, or several other games of skill. Later in life, she may have slowed to a pace where she enjoyed such things as crocheting family members blankets of their favorite colors and would send precious birthday videos to those who she couldn’t immediately visit with. No matter her age, her family still enjoyed being surprised by her resilience time and time again. A cherished trait of hers was that she never let her age dictate what she enjoyed in life and often her interests were more like someone half her age. Watching a favorite show like the Sopranos or Dexter and meeting her family at a local brewery for a drink and dinner to celebrate, was her ideal day. She will be missed by every soul that was lucky to have known her.

Betty is survived by four sons, Lawrence Christopher Forrest, Colin Forrest, Joseph Forrest, Adam Forrest; two daughters, Marta McKrill and Tracey Kirkpatrick; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father, five siblings, husband of 68 years, Lawrence Forrest, and son, Kelly Forrest.

A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM CST Saturday, August 13th at Summer Shade Cemetery. A. F. Crow & Son is honored to be entrusted in the care of Mrs. Forrest and her family. Please share your condolences with the family at www.crowfuneralhome.com.

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  1. Our Mama..We love you. We’ll miss you greatly. No more pain Mom. You go & be with our loved ones up there. Hug them & be sure to glance down every now & again & correct our grammar & pronunciation🙂. We will wrap ourselves in our blankets made with love & feel you once again. Mamasan, Your Kids Love You. Peek through the clouds Mama💜🌥💜

  2. I am so sorry. I know very well the pain you are feeling. I love all of you very much, and pray for peace and comfort. You have so many memories to treasure. She was always the life of the party with her quick wit and fun-loving nature. God bless all of you.

  3. Oh my, the memories we made together along with our third musketeer, Bev! Betty was the Shelby County library’s best customer, the best Boggle opponent in the world, and the best study coach ever! We had wonderful adventures together in our younger days. I loved her and know that she loved me. Soar with the angels, Betty! Your husband and mama and Kelly are welcoming you with open arms!

  4. Loved her so very much. Not dwelling on her passing for I will be with her again one day along with my mom and dad.

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