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Betty Mae Runyon Stanley, 84, of Canada, Ky., went home to be with her Heavenly Father, Thursday morning, September 13, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born May 1, 1928, at Canada, Ky., the daughter of the late I. J. Runyon and Elizabeth Smith Runyon. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Forest Cecil Stanley; son-in-law, Steve Phillips; baby sister, Joyce Runyon; and brother-in-laws, Benny Tackett and John Entry.

Betty was a retired kindergarten teacher from the Pike County Board of Education and a very active member of the Belfry United Methodist Church and the Belfry United Methodist Women’s Society.

Betty is survived by two daughters, Brenda Stanley Phillips of Canada, Ky., and Linda Stanley (Randy) Blackburn of Sidney, Ky.; sisters, Anne (Clinton) Reed of Canada, Ky., Doris Entry of Okeechobee, Fla., Anele Runion of Orlando, Fla., and Sue Tackett of Canada, Ky.; brother, David I. (Poochie) Runyon of Canada, Ky., and a host of special nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and many many friends who will miss her.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 16, at 1 p.m. at the Belfry United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael D. Stanley, Geoff Tackett and Randy Blackburn officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith Cemetery, Sidney, Ky., with Geoff Tackett, Anthony Tackett, David Runyon, Corey Tackett, Caleb Tackett, Charles V. Stanley and Randy Smith serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of the Belfry United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held after 6 p.m. Saturday, September 15, at the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Belfry United Methodist Church Building Fund.

R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at www.rerogersfuneralhome.com.

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