Betty Beal

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  • - Brent Woodrum
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Betty Genell Cochran Beal died Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at her home. She was 73 years old. Born Jan. 31, 1940 in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late George Thomas Cochran and Ova Mae Allen Cochran. She is survived by three daughters and one son, Glinda Beal, Wanda (and Grant) Austin, Anita (and Tony) Hayes and Kenny (and Teresa) Beal, all of Liberty; three grandchildren, Michael (and Meaghan) Beal, Andrew Beal and Jeffrey Beal, all of Liberty; two step-grandchildren, T.J. Hayes and Joshua Hayes of Liberty; five step-great-grandchildren, Charlie Grider, Anthony Hayes III, Breanna Hayes, Zakkary Hayes and Jostin Slone; a sister, Faye Crowe of Danville; a very special friend, Rodney Price of Liberty; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Raymond Beal; seven brothers, Elton, Eli, Eugene, Austin, Burnis, Rollan and Eastil Cochran; three sisters, Elizabeth Duncan, Corrine Galloway and Opal Mae Ashley; and one step-great-grandchild, Greyson Elijah Hayes. Betty enjoyed many occupations during her lifetime, first female bus driver in Casey County, gate welder at Watson Gate Co., meat cutter at A&D Supermarket and pallet mill on Stepps Lane. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all who knew her. She also helped her husband, Raymond, in many occupations such as mechanic, farmer, logger and used car salesperson. She enjoyed many activities such as woodworking, quilting, sewing, painting, gardening, singing, playing guitar and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. Funeral services were held April 26 at Bartle Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Scott Cochran officiating. Burial was in the Peyton Cemetery.
Published in The Casey County News on May 1, 2013