Friday 1st of July 1921 - Wednesday 29th of September 2021
Celebration Of Life
3170 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, Kentucky
Director Keith Dean
Elizabeth “Betty” Hunter Stewart, 100, died peacefully Sept. 29, at her home in Lexington.
Born in Minnesota, she moved to Lexington and graduated from the University of Kentucky. It was there she met her husband, Thomas Marion Stewart whom she married in 1942. In addition to raising six children and many Standardbred horses, in the 1950s Betty hosted a local TV show called “The Magic Garden Lady.” She was well-known to many families in the Gainesway neighborhood because of her organization of the annual Fourth of July parade. The event started in 1961 with Betty leading a small group of children with a trash can lid and a stick and it grew over the next 18 years to hundreds of costumed children and adults on their decorated bikes, floats, and horses led by the Tates Creek High School Marching Band.
A member of St Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church, Betty was an enthusiastic volunteer. She became a Master Gardener and volunteered into her 90s at the Arboretum, the University of Kentucky Hospital, and Radio Eye receiving many accolades for her service.
Betty is survived by sons, John, Bob (Lynda), Steve (Cindy) and Mike (Lisa); daughter, Sue Ellen Fosson (Dr. Abe Fosson); and much loved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Tom, son Tom Jr., and grandson Christopher.
A Celebration of Life will take place at the home of Sue and Abe Fosson, 3170 Pisgah Pike, Versailles from 2pm until 5pm, Sunday, October 17.
Donations in Betty’s memory may be made to The Arboretum or Radio Eye.
I was fortunate to have met your Mother when your Dad and Ed Peter had Bluegrass Disposal. They sure were a great couple and I am fortunate to have known them both. Sincere wishes for peace . Louise Couch
I was one of the lucky kids who lived on Castleton Way South and grew up with the annual 4th of July parade. Thanks for the memories Mrs. Stewart.
Scharlene and Dalesays
Sue, Dale and I are so very sorry to hear about your mom's passing, it's so very sad. She was so special, I really enjoyed visiting with her and watching her with the great-grandkids. She always seemed to have as much fun as the kids were having. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. If there's anything we can do to help you all just let us know. Love, Scharlene and Dale
Betty was a wonderful lady. Full of enthusiasm and energy, willing to lead, willing to help.A sterling example for us all.