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Betty June (Duncan) Morris

October 22, 1934 ~ June 5, 2022 (age 87)


Betty June Duncan Morris joined her beloved husband “Gobie” and grandson Nicholas in heaven on June 5, 2022. She is now holding Nicholas in her arms. Betty passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Horse Branch near Caney Creek and the “curved” bridge on October 22, 1934, to the late Everett and Hallie Mae Miller Duncan.  Betty attended elementary school at Hopewell School in Ohio County.  She was the valedictorian of her 1952 class at Horse Branch High School. She received her bachelor’s degree from Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, her master's degree, and Rank 1 from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green.  Betty was a retired teacher.  She taught for thirty-six years at Horse Branch Elementary School in Ohio County.  She was dedicated teacher, who served and loved her students.  Betty was a member of Kentucky Pi Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa.  She served as Kentucky Pi President.  Betty was also a Kentucky Colonel.

Betty was a wonderful wife to her husband Goebel, who preceded her in death on December 19, 2017.  Betty and Goebel were happily married for sixty-four years. She was a loving mother to her daughter Penny.  Betty was also a devoted daughter to her parents.  She took care of them in her home for several years. Betty’s hobbies were cooking, reading, watching movies, and taking care of her great nephews Lukas and Logan.  Betty was a member of Shiloh Methodist Church.

Betty is survived by her devoted daughter; Penny Kathryn Morris Faulk (Gerard), three cousins; I.J. Farris, Glenna Sue Renfrow, Gerald Miller and a host of nephews and nieces by marriage.

In addition to her husband and parents Betty was preceded in death by her grandparents, Andrew and Janie Duncan and Joseph and Mary Agnes Miller.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Rev. Mike Taylor officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday from 4PM to 8PM and Thursday from 9AM until the time of service.  Burial will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam.

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June 8, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
William L. Danks Funeral Home
222 N. Lafayette Street - P.O. Box 407
Beaver Dam, KY 42320

Funeral Service
June 9, 2022

11:00 AM
William L. Danks Funeral Home
222 N. Lafayette Street - P.O. Box 407
Beaver Dam, KY 42320

Interment following funeral service
June 9, 2022

Sunnyside Cemetery
Hwy 62 East
Beaver Dam, KY 42320

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