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Betty Lou (Skinner) Whittington

January 21, 1929 ~ July 29, 2019 (age 90)

Betty L. Whittington, age 90, of Jackson, passed away Monday, July 29, 2019 at the home of her daughter.

She was born January 21, 1929, in Thompsonville, Illinois to Everett and May V. Moore Skinner. She married John Whittington on July 27, 1949, in Piggott, Arkansas. They had been married nearly 53 years when John passed away July 19, 2002.

Betty and John lived in Chester, Illinois and Cave City, Kentucky, moving to Jackson in 1973. Betty was an avid fisherman and shared her enthusiasm with her grandchildren. She also had a love for animals, especially her dogs. She was a member of the Silver Jubilee Teamsters Retirees Club in Cape Girardeau.

Loving survivors include three daughters, Linda Lee Shepard, Kathy Jo (Steve) Siebert, and Gaye Lynn Laird all of Jackson: three grandchildren, Nick Laird of Palm Bay, Florida, Zach Laird of Jackson, and Scott (Patti) Whittington of Jackson; seven great-grandchildren, Brent (Amber) Whittington of Scott City, Haylie and Kaysie Laird of Palm Bay, Florida, Caitlyn Pfieffer of Pacific, Missouri, Chastity (Tom) Aubuchon, of Pace Florida, Allie (Caleb) Abernathy of Jackson, and Keaton Birk of Cape Girardeau; seven great-great grandchildren, Collin, Ben, Charlotte, and Matt Aubuchon, Cayden Boley, Billy and Emmett Whittington.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Wanda Gerlach.

A memorial visitation will be Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 1 to service time, in Chapel B of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center Chapel in Jackson.

The memorial service will be Saturday, at 4 pm, at the funeral home with the Rev. Ron Watts officiating.

Interment is private at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.   


Donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/


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