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Betty Jean (French) Wilson, 78, Knifley, KY (1944-2023)

Mrs. Betty Jean (French) Wilson of Campbellsville passed from this life on Thursday, October 12, 2023 at the Taylor Regional Hospital. Born in Knifley on November 28, 1944 to the late Charlie and Lissie (Harris) French, she was 78 years of age. Mrs. Wilson was a former employee of Fruit of the Loom.

She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Faith Union Baptist Church.

She leaves to cherish her memory:
  • Two children: Darrell Ford of Campbellsville, and Kathy Satterly of Shelbyville,
  • Two brothers: Garnett French and wife Donna of Ohio, and Clifford French of Campbellsville,
  • Thirteen grandchildren, including her caretakers Brandon Satterly and Jessica Veatch,
  • Nineteen great-grandchildren,
  • A host of other family members and friends
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Wilson; a son: David Murrell Ford; three siblings: Mildred Elmore, Richard M. "Buster" French, and Bobby French; and a daughter-in-law: Louise Ford.

L.R. Petty Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences and service details at

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Betty Jean (French) Wilson, 78, Knifley, KY (1944-2023)

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