Betty Ada Sherard passed Saturday, April 11, 2015. She was born in Midland on Dec. 9, 1922 to Charles Albert Bleiker (1891-1941) and Martha Annie Boumann (1899-1985).

She was preceded in death by brothers, John Lewis Bleiker (1925-1932), and Charles “Buzz” Bleiker (1937-2003); and granddaughter, Connie Thornton.

Betty spent most of her life in Midland, but lived for many years in Scottsbluff, Neb. and her last several years in Brownwood.

She is survived by sister, Charlene Dobbs of Midland; several Bleiker cousins throughout Texas and Oklahoma; and her four children, Homer Thornton of Leander, Sue Conner of Broken Arrow, Okla., Judy Bench of Brownwood, and Kittie Johnson of Midland; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.