Betty Jo Singleton, 83

Published 12:21 pm Thursday, October 17, 2019

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Betty Jo Singleton, 83, of Stanford, formerly of Waynesburg, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2019.

Born Saturday, September 12, 1936 in Stanford, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Serena Young Dye. Betty Jo was the widow of the late Ivan Singleton, whom she married June 6, 1959 and preceded her in death October 26, 1992. Betty Jo was a member of Highland United Methodist Church and was an elementary school teacher. Betty Jo played the piano at Highland Methodist since she was 9 years old. She loved UK basketball and never missed watching a game. Her granddaughter was her life. Betty Jo inspired many of her students throughout her 40 years of teaching and treated every one of her students fairly.

Betty Jo leaves behind one son, Jeff Singleton (Bridget) of Stanford; one granddaughter, Kelsey Singleton (Dustin Burchfield) of Stanford; one nephew, Bill Dye; and several other nieces and nephews.

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In addition to her husband and parents, Betty Jo was preceded in death by one brother, James Dye.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, October 15 at Fox & Friend Funeral Home with Mike McLean officiating the service. Burial followed in Double Springs Cemetery.

Bill Dye, Gary Singleton, Ronnie McGuffey, Dustin Burchfield, Dexter Wall and Willie Hoskins served as active pallbearers. Kelsey Singleton, Helosie Reed, Brenda Foster, Charlotte Montgomery, Mayme Lou Cordier, Nancy McGuffey and Highland Elementary teachers and staff served as honorary pallbearers.

Memorial Contributions suggested to Highland United Methodist Church, 9731 KY Hwy 1247, Waynesburg, KY 40489, and Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY 40423.

The family would like to send a special thank you to Heritage Hospice for their wonderful care to Betty Jo.

Fox & Friend Funeral Home, Stanford, was entrusted with Betty Jo’s arrangements. Guest book available at