Betty Elmore, beloved wife of Benny Elmore and precious Mother of Dr. Brenda Geren, Michael (Becky) Elmore, and Susan (Charles) Hannah passed away at the age of 89 on October 5, 2023.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Dinah Still. As the youngest of 12 siblings, she was preceded by brothers, Robert (Esther) Still; Jack Still and Cotton (Imogene) Still. Sisters included Gussie (Austin) Phillips; Mary (Forrest) Humphries; Josephine (Hubert) Phillips; Margaret (Paul) Renner; Frances McConnell (J.H.); Ida Mae Still; Sue (Clifford) McConnell; Kathleen Still passed in infancy. Her loving grandchildren include Melissa (Jeff) Bishop; Kristi Geren; Tiffani (Wes) Sands; Heather (Brian) Sprowl; Dr. Stephanie (Taylor) Hudson; Amanda (Jason) Miller; Sara Beth (Travis) Burns; and Wesley (Maddie) Hannah. Great grandchildren include Hunter and Taylor Bishop; Briley and Bella Tucker; Lillie and Lindley Sands; Abigail, Noah, Liam Sprowl; Greer and Colette Hudson; Tristan, Samuel, and Katie Miller; and Aiden and Addie-Kate Burns. Polly Still (Jack) is a surviving sister-in-law.
Betty devoted her life to her husband of 73 years and her family. They raised their family together. They loved to garden together. Every workday, Benny would head home for a nice home cooked lunch before returning to work. Many years they vacationed at the beach to the great delight of their children. While her sisters loved to chat daily; every Friday was a weekly luncheon for the sisters, brothers, cousins, and friends. Labor Day weekend was a special event for the entire extended family from far to wide. All would gather at the family farm spring for food and festivities and hay rides in the back fields.
Granny Betty provided childcare for working parents, swimming pools and icy pops for summer fun and delicious Sunday dinners with everyone's favorite, Mom's macaroni. Each person received their own special Happy Birthday celebration homemade cake. The driveway was always filled at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Her family was her pride and joy. She loved her shared pet, Bear. Elvis remained a longtime love, as his soundtracks provided a peaceful and spiritual feeling. Her special friend, Debra Scott was helping in so many ways. Helen Jones and Daniel brought her companionship and musical enjoyment.
Betty was a lifelong member of First Christian Church. Her faith gave her strength in the fight against Parkinson's disease. She demonstrated great courage in facing life challenges with a smile. She came out as a hero each and every day. Betty's family would like to thank Amedysis for their care, love, and support.
A graveside service will be conducted at Hillcrest Cemetery on Tuesday, October 10 at 3pm with Minister Zoe Renfro. Betty's favorites, How Great Thou Art (Charles Hannah) and Beulah Land (Amanda Miller) will follow; Heather Sprowl will share sentiments. Pallbearers will be great-grandsons and grandson.