Betty's Story

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Betty Ruth Stapleton, 81, of Ashland, went to be with the Lord Friday, April 21, 2017, in King's Daughters' Medical Center in Ashland, surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Stapleton was born Jan. 25, 1936, in Ashland, a daughter of the late William and Ina Moore Stephenson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Edward Stapleton; great-granddaughter, Vera Clark; a son, Roy Stapleton Jr.; a brother, Charles Stephenson; and a sister, Wanda Stephenson.
She loved going to church and her church family at Raccoon Freewill Baptist in Greenup.
She is survived by two sons, Steve and Delinda Stapleton of Argillite, and Scott and Leshell Stapleton of Wurtland; a daughter, Sandra and Greg Gillum of Raceland; three brothers, Carl Stephenson of California, Carson and Faye Stephenson of Florida, and Donald Stephenson of Illinois; a sister, Mary Harmon of Louisville; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup by Brother Chuck McCormick. Burial will be in Coalton Community Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and after noon Tuesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at rlrfuneralhome.com.
Published on April 22, 2017
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