The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

May 1, 2013

Frances Betty Rae (Reynolds) Niccum


PORTLAND ARCH, Ind. — Frances Betty Rae (Reynolds) Niccum, 89, of Portland Arch, Ind., died at 4:45 a.m. EDT Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at home following a two-month illness.

She was born Oct. 25, 1923, at Clinton, Ind., the daughter of Rush and Evelyn (Vestal) Reynolds.

Betty graduated from Blackhawk High School. She moved to Covington, Ind., in 1955 from Terre Haute, Ind. She was a homemaker and was known as the “pie lady.” She enjoyed making pies, jelly, gardening, planting flowers and she liked to burn leaves and brush.

Betty loved spending time with her grandkids.

Betty married Wayne F. Niccum on June 4, 1943, in Terre Haute. He survives.

Also surviving are five sons, Wayne F. Niccum Jr., David S. (Linda) Niccum, Walter N. “Nody” (Bobbie) Niccum, all of Covington, Jonnie (Debra Belinski) Niccum of Attica, Ind., James L Niccum of Covington; two daughters, Linda (Dean) Rehder of Elkhart, Ind., Jeanne (Tom) Murray of Covington; three sisters, Lenora “Pete” Reynolds, Rita Jones, Mona (Jerry) Lowe, all of Clinton, Ind.; a brother, Robert “Bob” (Luann) Reynolds of Terre Haute; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren. Her parents, two brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.

Visitation begins 11 a.m. EDT until services at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday May 2, at Shelby Funeral Home, Covington. Terry Martin will officiate. Burial will follow in Fountain Cemetery.

Memorials: Guardian Angel Hospice, 1221 S. Creasy Lane, Lafayette, IN 47905-7429 with envelopes at Shelby Funeral Home. Condolences:

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