3/28/15 —– Mary Ann Betts

Mary Ann Betts, age 87, passed this life on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 at Brookdale Tullahoma Assisted Living Facility.

Mrs. Betts was born in Embarrass, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Merritt and Margaret Ehlert Devlin. She was the wife of the late Boyd Barton Betts who passed away in 2006.

During her life, Mrs. Betts worked in various retail positions, including being the manager of a Hallmark Gold Crown Store before retiring and moving to Yuma Arizona. ¬†¬†After moving to Tullahoma, she became a member of Faith Lutheran Church, and worked with the Tullahoma City School System’s Kool Kids Program. Mrs. Betts was a former volunteer at Harton Regional Medical Center in the Gift Shop, the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, the Altar Guild, and Human Care Ministries.

Mrs. Betts is survived by four daughters, Vickie Osterloh and her husband Steve of Maryland Heights, Missouri, Jean Root and her husband Pete of Tullahoma, Susan Trethewey and her husband Bill of Lake George, Colorado, Cheryl Ruska and her husband Cal of Brule, Wisconsin; one son, David Betts of Brown Deer, Wisconsin; sisters, Wanda Gustafson of Appleton, Wisconsin, Linda Baerwald of Oshkosh Wisconsin, and Sandy Bartow of Graham, Washington; two brothers, Wayne Devlin of Pine River Wisconsin, and Dennis Devlin of Eatonville, Washington; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Jennings and her husband Mike of St. Charles, Missouri, Steve Davis and his wife Jesse of St. Louis, Missouri, Mat Root and his wife Tracie of Old Hickory, Tennessee, Julie Sanders and her husband Alan of West Chester, Pennsylvania, Nicole Trethewey of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Paul Kramer and his wife Julie of Rothschild, Wisconsin, Christy Ferguson and her husband Scott of Superior, Wisconsin, Cathy Hansen and her husband Cory of Superior, Wisconsin, and Kyle Betts of Brown Deer, Wisconsin; and 18 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her step-mother, Valinda Devlin.

Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, March 28th, 2015 at Faith Lutheran Church in Tullahoma from 1:00-2:00 pm with a memorial service immediately following at 2:00 pm with Pastor Marty Nutter officiating.

There will be a meal following the service for those who would like to attend.

For those who wish, donations may be made in memory of Mary Ann Betts to the Building Expansion Fund at Faith Lutheran Church, 101 Bragg Circle, Tullahoma, Tennessee, or to your favorite charity.

Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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