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Betty-Lou Gordon Wethington, 83, Columbia, KY (1935-2019)

Betty-Lou Wethington, of Columbia, Kentucky, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at Grandview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Campbellsville. She was 83 years of age.

A funeral mass will be held at 11amET on Monday, September 9, 2019, at St. Bernard Catholic Church with Father George Otuma officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5pmET until 8pmET on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with prayer services at 7pmET.

Born on October 4, 1935, in Providence, Rhode Island, she was a daughter of the late Arthur Gordon and Muriel Frizinger Regan. Betty-Lou was a retired registered nurse with over thirty years of service with the VA Hospital in Louisville. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and was very active in various organizations throughout Casey County. Betty-Lou was a member of the Casey County Homemakers and the Casey County Red Hat Society, which she was a founding member. She also loved her flowers and gardening. Betty-Lou was a strong advocate for Veterans.

Survivors include her beloved husband, William Clifton Wethington, Sr. of Columbia, whom she wed on December 26, 1956; three sons, William C. Wethington, Jr. (fiance Fay Gash) of Taylorsville, Gerry Wethington of Columbia, and Greg Wethington of Louisville; one daughter, Beth (Steve) Oppel of Fisherville; one sister, Jo-Ann (Stanley) Smith of Milford, Massachusetts; six grandchildren, Brandee Wethington, Jessica Whitlock, Jacob Wethington, Alexandria Wethington, Cody Oppel, and Leah Oppel; and two great-grandchildren, Skylar and Austin.

In addition to her parents, Betty-Lou was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Gordon.

Cody Oppel, Jacob Wethington, John Wethington, Tom Wethington, Brian Peake and Steve Oppel will serve as Betty-Lou's pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to the Disabled American Veterans, 321 West Main Street, Suite 390, Room 322, Louisville, Kentucky, 40202.

Betty-Lou's arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with an online guestbook and video tribute available at

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Betty-Lou Gordon Wethington, 83, Columbia, KY (1935-2019)

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