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Former Assistant Women's Golf Coach Betty Ann Harmless Dies at Age 92

Former Assistant Women's Golf Coach Betty Ann Harmless Dies at Age 92

October 25, 2017

Betty Harmless headshotBetty Ann (Judy) Harmless, assistant women's golf coach at DePauw University from 1989 through 2001, died October 7 at Autumn Glen Assisted Living in Greencastle. She also served DePauw as the longtime adviser to the Pi Beta Phi sorority chapter on campus. She was 92 years old. (1989 photo at right from the DePauw University Archives)

Born May 14, 1925 in Bainbridge, Indiana, she graduated from Greencastle High School on May 28, 1943, she joined her husband, Howard, during his Army Air Corps and Aviation Cadet training at Maxwell Field, North Carolina State and Sioux Falls Air Force Base, South Dakota.

The couple moved back to Greencastle, and Betty Ann Harmless was the champion of the Windy Hill Golf Club several times and served as president of the club's board. She was also a regular competitor in Indiana Women's Golf Association (IWGA) state tournaments and served as the organization's president in 1980. She also served as president of the Indiana Senior Women's Golf Association in 1983 and 2001. In 1979, Harmless won the Old Ladies Golf Association (OLGA) Championship shooting an 85.

Betty Harmless with her 1990-91 women's golf teamShe was brought into the DePauw athletics program by Ted Katula, then the college's athletic director and men's and women's golf coach. (at left: Harmless with the 1990-91 women's golf team)

A memorial celebration will be held this Saturday, October 28, at Saint Andrews Episcopal Church, 520 East Seminary Street in Greencastle.

An online obituary is available here.