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Ms. Bettye Lou Reynolds

May 23, 1933 — December 4, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014, Bettye Lou Brunson Reynolds passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Dawson Springs, Kentucky. She is preceded by her loving husband of 54 years, James Elwood Reynolds, her parents, Eugene Forrest Brunson and Imogene Nixon, her brother Alver Arnold Brunson, and her sister, Gladys Wayne Brunson Dunning.



Bettye was a faithful member of Union Temple Baptist Church until a few months ago when her health began to fail. She and her late husband Elwood served the community diligently for many years before he fell ill to cancer. Bettye cared for him for several years before he passed away in 2006.



Bettye was first and foremost a devoted wife, loving mother, and loyal friend. Although she gave birth to three children, she was a mother to countless others, including many nieces and nephews, in whom she delighted.



Bettye was born in Hopkins County May 23, 1933, in an area then known as Fox Run near St. Charles. She lived her entire life within 25 miles of her birthplace, most of it in Hopkins County, and about 30 years of it on a small farm in Christian County where she raised her children.



Bettye was widely praised for her good cooking, but she also enjoyed homemaking, reading, sewing, gardening, and canning. But her first love was learning about the Lord. She was a woman of resolute trust in God who eagerly anticipated returning to heavenly home.



Bettye is survived by a devoted sister, Shirley Jean Brunson Wilson, and half-brother, Arnold Ray Brunson, both of Dawson Springs. She left behind two sons, James Anthony of Conover, NC (Mary) and Robert Forrest of Evansville, IN (Julie) and one daughter, Melinda Marcelle Suttner of St. George, UT (David).



She also left 13 grand-children and 10 great grand-children. They are Bria Shae Reynolds Mulholland (Jason) and daughter Capri Reese of Conover, NC; James Forrest “Sonny” Reynolds of Charlotte, NC; Lia Michelle Suttner Collings (Justin Michael) and children Julia Madison, Elisabeth Dorothea, Katharine Elise, Abdiel Michael, Gwyndolyn Aurelia of Orem, UT; Caci Lynn Suttner Chapman (Trevor) and children Christian Jace, Cali Sephora, and Kensington Dior, of Draper, UT; Jennifer Dawn Suttner Egan (Drew) and son Michael Adler, of Orem, UT; Kinsi Jene Suttner, of Salt Lake City, UT; David Wayne Suttner, Jr., of Provo, UT; Charity Elise Suttner, of Draper, UT; Gabriel Rhine Suttner, serving an LDS Mission in Busan, South Korea; James Gerald Suttner, of St. George, UT; Hannah Rose, Mary Ellen, and Sarah Grace Reynolds of Evansville, IN.



Preceding Ms. Reynolds in death are her parents, husband ~ James Elwood Reynolds (8-4-2006), sister ~ Gladys Wayne Dunning, and brother ~ Alver Arnold Brunson.



Visitation starts at 11 am Monday, December 8, 2014, at Beshears Funeral Home in Dawson Springs, Kentucky. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm with burial services at Lake Grove Cemetery.



Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, December 8, 2014

11:00am - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Beshear Funeral Home

, Dawson Springs, KY 42408

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Service

Monday, December 8, 2014

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Beshear Funeral Home

, Dawson Springs, KY 42408

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Burial

Lake Grove Cemetery

, Saint Charles, KY

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