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Bethel Harper Vest, age 84, of Somerset, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2015, in Greenwood, Indiana.
Bethel was born on September 23, 1931, in the Price Valley Community, one of thirteen children of the late William Riley “Bud” and Margaret Whitaker Price.
She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and loved her church dearly. Bethel loved to quilt, tend her garden and canning the harvests from her garden. She loved to play Rook.
She is survived by her husband, Harold Vest; her sons, Johnny Harper and Tony (and Linda) Harper, of Camby, Indiana; her daughter, Brenda (and Ronnie) Smith, New Palestine, Indiana; her step-daughter, Penny Stewart, of Anderson, Indiana; several grandchildren; one step-grandchild; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Bethel was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Gary Harper; and all of her brothers and sisters, Willie, Luther, Isaac, Rosco, Thurman, Robert and Donald Price, and Goldie Davis, Evelyn Trett, Freda Head, Lizzie Reynolds and Louella Reynolds.
Visitation will be Tuesday, November 24, 2015, after 6:00 p.m. in the Southern Oaks Funeral Home Chapel.
There will be one hour of visitation on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at 12:00 noon, at the Bethany Baptist Church.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the Bethany Baptist Church. Bro. William Brown and Bro. Harold Harris will officiate the funeral service.
Interment will be in the Price Whitaker Cemetery.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Bethel Harper Vest.