Betty Sheffer

Saturday 15th of September 1923 - Thursday 21st of November 2019

Betty Sheffer



Dec 3, 2019 (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Faith Lutheran Church

1000 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, KY

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Funeral Service

Dec 3, 2019 (1:00 pm )

Faith Lutheran Church

1000 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, KY

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Betty Sheffer passed away peacefully Thursday evening, November 21st with family by her side. Predeceased by her loving husband of 55 years Howard in 1998. Survived by daughter Laurel, son-in-law Joseph,  son Jeffrey, and daughter-in-law Debbie. She is also survived  by granddaughters Kara, Lindsay, and Melissa with her husband Mark and grandson Lance with his wife Karin. Betty was fortunate enough to know and love her great grandchildren Adam, Caelan, Gavin, Kiley, and McKenna and her great great grandchild Joseph. She has left a tremendous legacy of love and family.


Betty was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, moved to New York as a child, met and married Howard at the age of 19, and moved with him to Lexington, Ky in 1959.


She worked as a telephone operator until she had her second child Jeffrey. After which, she dedicated her energies to raising her family and keeping their home. She loved to entertain friends, was always up for a game of cards, and often enjoyed a 5:00pm cocktail. Betty loved a long day on the lake with her family even though she didn’t swim. She was content to sit at the back of the boat for hours cheering us on as each grandchild learned to ski one by one.


Her Christmas table was famous among family and friends for its laughter, love, good food, and flickering candles as center pieces.


When Howard retired they enjoyed their time on their boat and traveling to see family. Betty quietly volunteered for years at her church and took pleasure in playing bridge with her friends whom she valued and adored. She will always be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.


The family wishes to thank Bluegrass Hospice and the memory care team at The Willows at Citation for their kind and compassionate care.


She leaves us rich in love and memories.


The family will receive friends at Faith Lutheran Church located at 1000 Tates Creek Road in Lexington, Kentucky on Tuesday, December 3rd from noon to 1:00pm. A funeral service will immediately follow with Rev. Mark Sloss officiating.


Betty will lay at rest beside her husband Howard at Bluegrass Memorial Gardens.


In lieu of flowers we kindly request donations be made to Bluegrass Hospice or Faith Lutheran Church.

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Natalie Ayres-Shapiro


Sending prayers for all of the family. I am so sorry for your loss. Much Sympathy, Natalie

7 months ago