Bettie Eaton


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Bettie Eaton Britain

Aug 01 1924 - Apr 24 2008

Bettie, first born child of William Murphy and Edith Asquith Murphy was born August 1, 1924 in Windsor, Ontario Canada and died on Thursday, April 24, 2008. She was educated in Toronto and Windsor. Bettie was a 1946 graduate of Grace Hospital School of Nursing and a Registered Nurse in the Province of Ontario. She was a staff nurse at Children’s Hospital of Detroit, Michigan. June 12, 1948 she married Martin James Britain at Assumption Church in Windsor. In 1954, their first son, James was born followed by Philip in 1955, Thomas and Michael in 1956 and Daniel in 1960. Bettie did many years of volunteer work in hospitals – Leila Post Montgomery Hospital in Battle Creek Michigan; Mercy Hospital of Jackson Michigan; Elmhurst General in Elmhurst Illinois; St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lafayette Indiana; Our Lady of Mercy Hospital in Dyer Indiana; Southeast Eye center Greensboro North Carolina and Woodlands Hospital in Woodlands Texas. She did many years of volunteer work at her sons’ schools – worked in school cafeterias; in the library; helped supervise the playgrounds; worked as a substitute school nurse; volunteered as a teachers aide. She was a Cub Scout den mother for three years. Bettie served on the executive board of the National Kidney Foundation of central Ohio; President of St. Andrews Women’s Club Columbus Ohio; President of Our Lady of Mercy Hospital Auxiliary in Dyer Indiana. She volunteered with the Red Cross on many blood donor drives. Bettie thoroughly enjoyed volunteering and did it with a loving heart, but her first love was her husband, her sons and her grandchildren. Marty, her husband of 56 ½ years predeceased her in January of 2005. Survived by her sons: James of Plano Texas; Philip and his wife Sherrie and their son Matthew of Kennesaw Georgia; Thomas and his wife Suzy and their children Abby and Tay of Wheaton, Illinois; Michael and his daughters Rachel and Sophie of Decatur Georgia; Daniel and his wife Kathy of Suwanee Georgia. Bettie is also survived by her only sister Barbara Ann Smith. Her two brothers Robert Murphy and Graham Murphy both of Windsor Ontario predeceased her. A funeral mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Plano on Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 11:00 AM with interment at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen Texas. Visitation will be at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow on Friday May 2, 2008 from 6:00-8:00 PM. Please make contributions to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Association or to a charity of your choice.
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