Betty Jean (Wilson) Drust

September 22, 1945 ~ September 22, 2022 (age 77)

Life Story

Betty J. (Wilson) Drust, 77, of Elkhart, formerly of Bristol, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 22, 2022 at Riverside Village. Betty was born on September 22, 1945 in Coldwater, Mich., to Francis and Violet (Pulaski) Wilson.

Betty married Raymond S. Drust on May 22, 1965 in Coldwater, Mich.

Surviving are sons, Vincent Joseph Drust, Joe F. Drust; daughters, Jeanne R. (Ryan) Groth and Theresa V. (Matthew) Whitlock; and a loving granddaughter Allison Groth.

 In addition to her parents, Francis and Violet Wilson, a son Cpl. Daniel R. Drust, three brothers, William, Wayne, and Kenneth Wilson; and sisters Lorraine Rosenberry and Connie Van Wormer preceded her in death.

Betty was a 1963 graduate of Union City (MI) High School. She worked for Elkhart County as an administrative Secretary retiring in 2010. Betty was a woman of great faith and was a longtime member of St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church in Bristol.

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 27, 2022, with visitation one hour prior, at St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church. 403 W. Vistula St., Bristol. The Rev. Robert “Bob” VanKempen will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakridge Cemetery in Bristol.

Betty’s family kindly ask you omit sending flowers and give memorials to Heart to Heart Hospice.

Betty’s family would like to thank the staff and nurses at Riverside Village, and Heart to Heart Hospice for the care and kindness given to mom, these past years.

Arrangements are under the care of Billings Funeral Home, Elkhart. Condolences may be made online at

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September 27, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church
411 West Vistula St.
Bristol, Indiana 46507

Mass of Christian Burial
September 27, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church
411 West Vistula St.
Bristol, Indiana 46507

Burial and Graveside Service
September 27, 2022

12:30 PM
Oak Ridge Cemetery, Bristol, Elkhart


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