Betty Jean Little Stacy of Monroe Ohio, went to be with her Lord on February 27, 2022, peacefully passing surrounded by her beloved family.
She was born to Leonard and Flossie (Lewis) Little on January 11, 1929 and raised in the small communities of Elkatawa and Wolverine in Breathitt County Kentucky. She graduated from Jackson Kentucky City Schools and attended Eastern State Teachers College. She married Walter Stacy and moved to Middletown Ohio in 1952 as part of that great Kentucky migration after World War II of people going to Ohio looking for jobs. She has resided in the area since.
Betty was a friendly outgoing person who loved working with people. She chose retail as her life's work, working as a jewelry and lingerie buyer for 28 years at McAlpins and later Dillard's Department Store. She cherished the many friendships she made with fellow employees and customers alike. She loved getting together with her McAlpin's friends for breakfast and picnics. Betty and husband Walter enjoyed RV'ing with family and friends after retirement.
Betty was a long-time active member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Middletown, serving in many roles to support her church and it's ministry throughout the years. She strove to be a servant of her God, be kind and always help others. Anyone who knew Betty knew that she was a living example of these acts of goodness.
Preceding Betty in death are her husband, Walter and son, Walter Len Stacy (Sue). She is survived by one brother, Harry Little of Martinsville, VA, her son, Alan (Karen) of Middletown; five grandchildren, Meredith (Chris) Kinsel-Ziter of Williston, Vermont, Adam (Autumn) Stacy of St. Petersburg, Florida, and Jessica (Randy) Shibata, Shawn (Sukhanya) Stacy, Aimee (Dustin) Heffelman, all of Denver, Colorado, and 14 beloved great grandchildren, Reece and Gabriel Shibata, Emma and Olivia Kinsel, Josie Ziter, Cohen and Holden Stacy, Paityn, Cooper, Lucy, and Tucker Heffelman, Kiyana and Kyan Tsuei, and Chase Stacy.
Betty's greatest legacy is the constant and unwavering love she felt for her close-knit family and friends, from her idyllic childhood in a community surrounded by family, to the endearing bond and relationships she continued with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was beloved by each of us who called her Mom, Betty, Gigi, or Granny.
We would like to thank the many Hospice and Home Instead caregivers who were so kind and loving to Betty. You have a special place in our hearts.
Visitation and services will be at First Christian Church, 4520 Rosedale Road Middletown, OH on Thursday, March 3, 2022 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm with services following at 12:00 pm. The family requests masking and appropriate distancing to keep friends and loved ones healthy and well. Burial will be Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 12:00 noon at Riverview Cemetery in Beattyville, Kentucky.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Christian Church, 4520 Rosedale Dr., Middletown, Ohio 45042 or Hospice Care of Middletown, 4418 Lewis St, Suite B, Middletown, Ohio 45044.