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Betty Jane Gaither
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Betty Jane Gaither
Betty Jane Gaither
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Betty Jane Gaither, (90) of Deerfield Beach, Florida and Franklin, North Carolina died July 10th, 2014 at Courtyard Gardens in Jupiter, Florida surrounded by family. She was born in South Bend, Indiana on November 28, 1923 to Allen Burnell and Pearl (McGriff) Degering.

Betty married Russell Gaither at the Presbyterian Church, Wabash, Indiana on February 14, 1943. They were married for 69 years. She was very active with the YMCA Board, President of the Mercy Medical Center Auxiliary, bowling league and Manager of the Hospital Gift Shop for many years in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Once they retired to Florida, she was active in the Presbyterian Church in Pompano Beach organizing the Annual Christmas Bazaar, which became the “talk of the town” for its success.

She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, Steve. She is survived by three children: Diane (Hank) of Loveland, Colorado, Greg (Kay) Gaither of Carmel, Indiana and Tim (Nancy) Gaither of Jupiter, Florida; 8 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Betty had a zest for life and loved organizing parties for any occasion; she played bridge with various groups until this past year. She has touched many people’s lives, in addition to her family and will be deeply missed.