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Betty Francis Darby

Betty Francis Darby, 73, of Eleanor, left this world to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Betty was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. After raising her three children, she went back to school and graduated with a degree in education from West Virginia State College. She then went on to teach at Buffalo Elementary for 10 years.

In addition to her love for teaching, she was an avid quilter and worked with needlepoint, making many items that are priceless. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eleanor.

She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years and best friend, Phillip Darby; son, Mark Darby and wife, Lynn, of St. Augustine, Fla.; daughter, Anita Lanham and husband, Barry, of Midway; son, David Darby and wife, Berna, of Eleanor; five grandchildren, Brooke, Ben, Ethan, Sherridan and Coleman; and six great-grandchildren, Alexa, Hailey, James, Megan, Tyler and Aaron. She will be greatly missed by all.

Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Raynes Funeral Home Eleanor Chapel, Eleanor, with Pastor David Panaro Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Beech Grove Cemetery, Eleanor.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Online condolences may be sent to the Darby family and the online guestbook signed by visiting Raynes Funeral Home, 303 Ash Circle, Eleanor, is in charge of arrangements.

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