Betty Jean Thomas, age 84 of Pekin, Indiana, passed away in Meadow View Health & Rehabilitation in Salem, Indiana on October 11, 2022.

Born January 10, 1938 in Salem, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Joseph S. Hollrah and Velma L. (Senn) Hollrah.

She was a life resident of Washington County and a 1955 graduate of Salem High School. She was a member of Bunker Hill Christian Church and retired from the US Census Bureau where she was a technical statistician. She served for many years on the board of Washington County Rural Telephone Cooperative.

Survivors include:
Son, Jeffrey (Debbie Gillespie) Thomas of Pekin, Indiana;
Daughter, Jill Bailey of Bloomington, Indiana;
Daughter, Jeannie (Tom) Doebler of Pekin, Indiana;
Brother, Lee Hollrah of Fredricksburg, Virginia;
Sister, Ann Burgen of McMinnville, Tennessee;
Sister, Georgia Adams of Palm City, Florida.
She is also survived by seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren who were her pride and joy.

She was preceded in death by a brother, James Burton Hollrah, and her son-in-law, Brian Bailey.

Visitation: 4 to 8 pm Sunday at Dawalt Funeral Home and Monday from 10 am to time of service at Bunker Hill Christian Church near Salem, Indiana.

Funeral Service: 11:00 am Monday at Bunker Hill Christian Church with her grandson, Brandon Doebler, officiating.
Interment following the funeral at Bunker Hill Christian Church Cemetery.

The family requests donations be made to Bunker Hill Christian Church.