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Betty Cora Roberts

October 29, 1938 — March 23, 2017

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Betty Cora Johnson Roberts of Payne Springs, Texas passed away peacefully on March 23, 2017 with her loved ones at her side.  She was born October 29, 1938.  Betty was raised in Tennessee and moved to Texas shortly after marrying her soulmate and best friend Ronald on December 20, 1973.

Her true passion was spending time with her family her friends and her dogs.  She loved her Tennessee mountains and loved going “home” to Cades Cove.

Survivors include husband Ronald, sons Denny Rightenour, John Rightenour (Fleda), Terry Rightenour, Donald Rightenour (Donna), James Rightenour (Andrea) & Daniel Rightenour, and step daughter Kari K. Roberts (Talmadge) Rhew; sister Judy (Bobby) Kemper Jones.  Betty was blessed with 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, along with many other family members and friends, including her special friend Gwen Wright.  She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents Ernest C. and Cora Kemper, brother Ernest C. Kemper Jr., her father in law John W. Roberts JR. and mother in law Johnie A. Roberts and her grandson Lee Ray Rightenour.

Celebration of Life Service for Betty Roberts will be held on May 6, 2017 at 1012 Harbor Drive in Kemp, Texas at 1:00 pm.

There will be a short service, slide-show, food and fellowship.


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