Gainesville - Bettie Lilley died on March 27, 2013 in Gainesville. FL. She was born February 24, 1925 in Chicago, IL of parents Florence Briggs and William Pugh. Bettie and her husband Russ of 71 years lived in many places including Guam, Milwaukee WI, Bay Village OH, Villa Hills KY, before locating to Gainesville in 1973. She was predeceased by a sister Margie, and grandchildren Katherine and Russ. She is survived by her husband Russ, a sister Mary, daughters Joann, Lin and Suzy, grandchildren Tere, John, and Jim, great-grandchildren Joanna, Nicholas, James, and Nick, and other relatives, and many friends. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and friend who loved her family, her church and crafting. A memorial service will be celebrated at St Joseph's Episcopal Church Gainesville, FL on Saturday, May 4 at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers donations are encouraged to St Joseph's Episcopal Church or Haven Hospice in Gainesville, FL.

Published in Gainesville Sun from Apr. 7 to Apr. 8, 2013