Betty Jane Spencer



Age: 71


Summary: victim rights advocate who began crusading after she became the lone surviving victim of a 1977 home invasion that left her son and three stepsons slain (her testimony helped to win first-degree murder convictions against all four intruders), who went on to found the Parke County Victims' Advocate Foundation, direct the Florida operations of MADD and serve on the board of the National Organization for Victim Assistance (she was honored by President Reagan for her work as a victim advocate).



Cause of Death: Undisclosed causes


Born: January 18, 1933


Died: October 26, 2004


Location: Clinton, Indiana