Bertha Elizabeth “Betty” VanDerbilt, 96, of Nashville passed away August 23, 2012 at Columbus Regional Hospital. She was the daughter of Vern Corwin VanDerbilt, Sr. and Elizabeth Lyne (Connette) VanDerbilt born May 16, 1916 in Indianapolis.
Betty attended Orchard, Tudor Hall, and Ladywood Schools prior to graduating from Shortridge High School. She attended Depauw University & was a graduate of Butler and Syracuse Universities. She studied concert, opera, and radio music.
Betty was a musician & vocalist and performed at Carnegie Hall. She previously had a radio show in Indianapolis. She also served as a soloist for several churches.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday September 12 at 11:00 A. M. at Nashville United Methodist Church, 36 So. Jefferson Street, Nashville. Rev. Fred Haywood will officiate. The family will receive visitors at the church 1 hour prior to the service. Burial will be at 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 12 in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis.
Survivors include her brother, Vern C. VanDerbilt, Jr. PhD., Hagerstown, IN.; her nephews, Vern C. VanDerbilt III, PhD. (Lynne); Burton L. VanDerbilt, M.D. (Carletta); and Jeffry N. VanDerbilt, PhD. (Kit).
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters in infancy, Lazette May and Constance Louise VanDerbilt.
Memorial contributions may be made to Nashville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 518, Nashville, IN. 47448.
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