Betty Jane Sleppy

14 April 1926–2 January 2009 (Age 82)
Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, United States

The Life of Betty Jane

When Betty Jane Sleppy was born on 14 April 1926, in Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, United States, her father, Leland Sleppy, was 24 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Stutzman, was 21. She married Elmer Miller in Elkhart, Indiana, United States. She lived in Jefferson Township, Elkhart, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 2 January 2009, in Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Violett Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart, Indiana, United States.

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Elmer Miller
Betty Jane Sleppy

Spouse and Children

Elkhart, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Leland Sleppy


    Mary Elizabeth Stutzman




World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 3

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 22

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of a descriptive nickname from Czech slepý or Polish ślepy ‘blind’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Betty J Sleppy in household of Leland Sleppy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Betty Sleppy in household of Leland Sleppy, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Betty Jane Miller, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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