Betty Jane Trotter, 71, of Lecanto, Fla., passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at the Hospice House of Citrus County. She was born May 14, 1942, to Melvin LeRoy and Iona (Stafford) Stephens in Homosassa and was a life long resident of Citrus County. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, crochet, cooking, fishing and hunting. She attended the Church of Jesus Christ.
She was preceded in death by her brother, LeRoy Stephens. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Billy Trotter of Lecanto; her daughter, Lynne trotter of Lecanto; her sister, Joann Hurst of Franklin, N.C.; her sister-in-law, Janice Arthur of Homosassa; her nieces, Melanie Raby, Sandy Keener, Teresa Redick, Kelly Surrency and Wendy Arthur; four great-nieces and nephews.
Strickland Funeral Home with Crematory of Crystal River is assisting the family with private arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial donation to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464.