Betty Jean


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Betty Jean Verner

May 13 1930 - Apr 08 2010

Mrs. Betty Jean Verner, age 79, of McKinney, Texas passed away April 8, 2010. She was born May 13, 1930, in Memphis, Tennessee to John Samuel and Ruby Lee (Spence) Smith. On March 23, 1951, she married Jimmy Lynn Verner in Memphis. Betty was a graduate of Weber State University in Utah. She earned master degrees in gerontology and counseling from Memphis State University. For many years, she wrote a column for the Cookeville, Tennessee Standard Examiner. She was a member of the Episcopal Church. Betty is survived by her husband, Dr. Jimmy Verner; daughter, Jean Goldmann and husband, Peter also of McKinney; sons, Jimmy Lynn Verner, Jr. and wife, Rochelle of Desoto, Texas and David Smith Verner and wife, Jennifer of Nashville, Tennessee; grandchildren, Patrick Joseph Verner, John Winston Verner, Mary Catherine Verner, Jennie Jouett Verner, Rebecca Jean Verner, Ruby Lee Goldmann and Rebecca Lynn Goldmann; and sister, Martha Ann Atcheson of Ft. Worth, Texas. Her parents preceded her in death. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 12, 2010, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Directors.
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