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Betty Riddle

d. March 15, 2020

Betty Riddle, age 82, of Petersburg, formerly of Cumberland County, Kentucky, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home.           

She was born on October 30, 1937 the daughter of Rassie and Myrtle Norris – Shaw.

Betty is survived by her three sons, Jim Smith of Athens, Tim Smith of Springfield and Mark Smith of Taylorville; one daughter, Beverly Curtis of Springfield; as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, William Smith; second husband, Johnny Riddle; two sisters, Pearl Abany and May Burton; one brother, Donald Norris.

Betty was employed at Sunny Acres Nursing Home and St. John’s Hospital as a housekeeper.

Betty had a special love for hummingbirds but loved her grandchildren the most.

Cremation rites will be accorded.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.


  1. Jim, Bev, Tim, Mark, My Sons Mat Smith and Tommy Smith, Amanda and rest of family.
    Betty was my mother in law for fourteen years and she was and always will be very special to me and will remain in my heart forever. I was so lucky to have Betty in my life, she took me into the family as if I was her daughter. She was the best mother in law. Betty was not only “Mom” to me but a friend as well. Betty and I had many years of laughter, smiles, fun, hugs, talks but most of all Love. We did a lot of things together and made many memories for our kids to remember. Betty was the best mom and Grandma to Jim and my sons. I will treasure my memories and pictures with all my heart until the day I see Betty again in heaven. I kept in touch with Betty up til about 1-3 yrs ago by writing letters, messages on Facebook, thru her sister and niece in Kentucky and with cards. Betty always sent me a Christmas card and told me I would always be her daughter in law and it just brought tears of joy to my eyes and to my heart. Betty loved her children and grandchildren with all she had, they were her life..Jim, Bev, Tim nd Mark I am sorry for the loss of your Mom, she was a great woman. To my son’s Tommy and Mat, Mom loves you, I am thinking of you both and I am so sorry for the loss of your Grandma. R.I.P. Betty, go fly with the angels and be with your family in heaven, your are loved and will always be missed by many.

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