Betty A. Topel


Betty A. Topel of Granbury, a devoted mother and loving mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday April 8, 2014 after battling esophagus cancer.

Memorial services will be held at Kingdom Hall of Granbury.

Betty was born Feb. 21, 1937 in Billings, Montana, where she was the youngest child of Lloyd and Marie Straight, she had four children Bonnie Cramer, Ronnie Harding, Alan Harding and Emmett Hankey. She was the proud grandmother of seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was such a loving mother and grandmother who devoted her life to her family. Her passions were sewing, knitting and during her earlier years she enjoyed the outdoors camping and boating.

She never gave up on life and was a strong woman. Betty was an accountant and took care of her family at a young age. She found and married the love of her life Don Topel who preceded her in death along with her sister Cathy Asay, daughter Bonnie Cramer, son Ronnie Harding, mother Marie Straight and father Lloyd Straight.

Survivors: Alan Harding, Shawna Harding, Benjamin Harding, Nicholas Harding, Heather Harding, Emmett Hankey and Lisa Ritchie, Brennan Hankey, Todd, Jerimah and Micha Cramer, great-grandchildren Alexis Harding, Madison Harding, Kailer Harding and Sawyer Harding and Lexi Cramer.

We are grateful that her beautiful soul has found peace after this painful journey. Thank you to the hospice center and Granbury Care Center Nurses of “F Hall.” Never throw away a chance to say “I Love You” to the people you care about because we aren’t promised tomorrow.