Betty Ruth (Conley) Adkins
Betty Ruth (Conley) Adkins, age 82, of Shelby, born on July 28, 1936 in Garrett, Kentucky, went home to be her Lord and Savior on July 21, 2019. She died at the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus after a short and unexpected illness.
Betty married Rev. S.T. Adkins on October 18, 1954. To this union were born four girls: Brenda (Bernie) Highfield, Linda (Ronald) Neeley, Kathy (Dennis) Robey, and Karen (Michael) Barnett; her grandchildren: Tina (Bruce), Misty (Jamie), Angela (Dustin), Tom (Jessica), Mark, Stacy (Ryan), Ashlee, Todd (Courtney), Bradd, Deven (Katlynn), Rhonda (Andy), Joyce, Bridget (David); her great grandchildren: Lexi, Kaelyn, Izaiah, Zac, Prestyn, Mason, Bryke, Keaton, Madison, Abram, Eliana, Ethan, Alex, Griffin, Halia, Abby, Ellie, Kayla, Patty, and Alex. She has one great great grandchild, Maeleigh, and many nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by her parents: Johnnie and Cora (Handshoe) Conley; her daughter and son-in-law: Linda and Ronald Neeley; 2 granddaughters: Ashlee and Joyce; 4 brothers: Robert, Clay, Harold, and Gerald; and 2 sisters: Thelma and Gladys. She was a 1954 graduate of Tiro High School and retired from UFORMA in Shelby.
Betty loved being a Grandma and Nana. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, and working in the church. She was an active member of the Greenwich Baptist Church and loved being a part of the women’s ministry. There will never be a Wife, Mom, Grandma, Nana, and a mother-to-many, like Betty. She is deeply loved and will be greatly missed. As she would always say to family, “Love ya, Catcha later!”
Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 6-8 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 1 pm. Rev. Danny Hamilton and Rev. Gary Adkins will officiate the services and burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Shelby. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to offset final expenses and left in care of the funeral home.
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