Betty Ray Joyner Chowning, 92, of Connersville, passed away Monday evening, November 8, 2021 at Heritage House of Connersville.

She was born March 3, 1929 in New Castle, Indiana to Eula Joyner, and she was a graduate of Milton High School where she participated in cheerleading.

On June 25, 1947, she married Earl Chowning of Milton. In 1972, they moved to West Palm Beach, Florida, and later to Naples, Florida where Betty was employed at Sun Trust Bank. They then moved to Bonita Springs, Florida while Betty continued working in Naples. Lastly, they returned to Connersville, Indiana in 1992. Mr. Chowning passed away March 26, 2003.

While living in Connersville, Betty was employed as the secretary for Culligan Water for 28 years.

She was a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church. In her leisure, she enjoyed knitting, needlepoint, and painting. While residing in Florida, she also loved fishing.

Survivors include two children, Pamela (Larry) Brokaw of Fishers, Indiana and Paula (Mark O.) Pflum of Connersville, Indiana; four grandchildren, Dustin Pflum of Lake Santee, Indiana, Jereme Pflum of Connersville, Christopher (Brandy) Ingermann of Muncie, Indiana, and Craig (Melissa) Ingermann of Baker, Florida; ten great-grandchildren; and three brothers, John Ingermann of Richmond, Indiana, Keith (Kathy) Ingermann of New Castle, Indiana, and Joe (Dawn) O’Connell of Dover, Delaware. She is also blessed with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Besides her husband of 55 years, Earl Chowning, she is preceded in death by her mother; two brothers, Malcolm Ingermann and Bob Ingermann; and a sister, Pat Hill.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Dustin Boehm at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Dale Cemetery. Friends may visit from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the church, where the Rosary will be recited at 10:00 a.m. Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Betty to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be made anytime at