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Betsy Cheatham Stotts, Columbia, KY native (1948-2015)

She grew up Columbia and attended public schools and college here. She was a member of one of Adair County's most respected and distinguished families. She had retired to Florida, two years ago. Betsy loved the outdoors, plants, animals, hiking, fishing, and gardening. She always had a green thumb and loved designing flower gardens and paths at her home in Lexington and then a tropical garden in Florida. Betsy's faith was very important to her. She loved spending time with family, enjoying good meals and good laughs. Her generous, sweet spirit will be missed.
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Betsy Cheatham Stotts died suddenly at her home in Pensacola, Florida on the afternoon of July 18, 2015.

Betsy was born in Columbia, KY on December 14, 1948, the daughter of Willard and Naomi Cheatham. She attended school in Columbia, Lindsey Wilson College and the University of Louisville.


She spent a long career as a cytotechnologist at various medical labs in Somerset, Nashville, Louisville, and Lexington. She retired to Pensacola, Florida two years ago.

Betsy was devoted to her family and worked very hard to send her daughter to medical school and her son to law school. She also spent many years caring for her aging parents.

Betsy loved the outdoors, plants, animals, hiking, fishing, and gardening. She always had a green thumb and loved designing flower gardens and paths at her home in Lexington and then a tropical garden in Florida.

Betsy was preceded in death by her father in 2011. She is survived by her mother Naomi Cheatham, her daughter Dr. Alison Curtsinger and her husband Dr. Stewart Curtsinger, and her son Adam Stotts.

She is survived by grandsons Garrett and Mason Curtsinger. She is also survived by her sister Charlotte Krauss and her brother-in-law Howard Krauss, a niece Sally Weber and nephew John Krauss.

Betsy's faith was very important to her. She loved spending time with family, enjoying good meals and good laughs. Her generous, sweet spirit will be missed.

Following her wishes, she was cremated and a memorial service was held in Pensacola.


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