Betty Frances Halbrook of Jacksonville, Fla., departed this world for a better one Jan. 29. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Kenneth; her mother, Clara Tatman; her father, Alan Tatman; and her sister, Anna Pearl White. She was born in Sardis, Ky., on Aug. 10, 1925, and married Kenneth Halbrook in July 1943. She graduated from Morehead State College with a degree in elementary education and taught in various school districts in Kentucky for 30 years. Mrs. Halbrook lived her life in dedication to God, her husband and her family. Her other interests included gardening and participation in prayer groups, Bible studies and women’s work in the church. She was faithful in her service as a minister’s wife for 41 years in the Kentucky Conference of the Methodist Church alongside her husband, the Rev. Kenneth Halbrook.
Mrs. Halbrook is survived by her son, John Halbrook and wife Bonnie; daughter Virginia Young and husband Harold; and the following grandchildren: Jennifer Stevenson and husband Alan of St. Augustine Fla.,; Nathan Halbrook and wife Teea of Jacksonville, Fla,; Bobby Little and wife Sonya of Sugarland, Texas; Autumn Moore and husband Rodney of N.T. Australia; Mose DuPre of Midwest City, Okla.,; Dominic Garcia of San Mateo, Calif.,; and Tobie Garcia of San Francisco. She also leaves six great-grandchildren: Hunter DuPre, Vincent and Isabella Little, Olivia and Janie Stevenson, and Cole Halbrook.
There was a visitation at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Betts and West Funeral Home in Nicholasville, immediately followed by a service at 3 p.m. and interment at the Wilmore Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to Asbury Seminary, designated for the Kenneth and Betty Halbrook Scholarship Fund. www.BettsandWestfuneralhome.com.