Betty Lou (Stewart) Patton, 83, of Muldraugh, passed away July 8, 2012, at North Hardin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Radcliff.
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She was born on May 8, 1929, in Jefferson County, and lived virtually all her life at her beloved family home on Main Street in Muldraugh.
Betty retired from working for the United States Postal Service, having served at several post office locations in the county, most recently in Muldraugh. She was a devoted member of Muldraugh Baptist Church, where she served in the music ministry for a total of 65 years – 15 years as church pianist and 50 years as church organist. Because of her work at the post office and her remarkable natural ability to remember names and numbers, Betty could often tell you not only the names of people who lived in Muldraugh 20 years past, but also the names of their children, along with most of their birthdates! She was truly interested in the people she met, and loved to hear about them, their stories and their families.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, James Donald Patton; her father, Curtis Lee Stewart; her mother, Mary Magdalene (Bassett) Stewart; and a sister, Glendon Janice Stewart, who died at the age of only four.
Survivors include her son, James (Tisha) Patton; her granddaughter, Iris Andrea Patton; and many friends and neighbors that she dearly loved.
There are many people who were special to Betty, but her family is particularly indebted to the following people who helped her and them in so many ways over the last few years of her life: Pat Watts, Rob Mattingly, Hazel and Tommy Basham, Rob and Sandra Robinson, Mike Robinson, David Robinson, James Stout, Iva Lou Wimp, and the dedicated staff at North Hardin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
The funeral is at noon Wednesday at the Muldraugh Baptist Church, with interment in Elizabethtown City Cemetery.
Visitation is 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home, 198 Lawrence Street in Brandenburg, and 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Muldraugh Baptist Church.
If desired, memorials can be sent to Muldraugh Baptist Church at 307 S. Main St., Muldraugh, 40155, made payable to the church but designated on the memo line to the "Betty Patton Memorial Fund." The family has requested that these funds be used for maintenance of the church's organ and maintenance and tuning of the church's piano.
Published in The News-Enterprise on July 9, 2012