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Betty Cartwright

March 4, 1937 — January 21, 2021

Betty Jean Cartwright, 83, Owensboro, passed away on January 21, 2021 at her residence with her family at her side. She was born on March 4, 1937 in Daviess County to the late John Thurman & Stella Martin. Betty was a member of Union Grove Church. She enjoyed listening to and playing music.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, George Robert Martin, Billy Joe Ralph Martin, Larry Wayne Martin, Judy Faye Rodrigue, John Martin, Jr.; and great-grandson, Jaxson Ryan Goatee.

Survivors include her four daughters, Shannon Swanagan (Keith), Lisa Goatee (Don), Debbie Mackey (Charlie), Sherrie Welch; 13 grandchildren; 19 great- grandchildren; sister, Roxie Jollie; and two special friends and caregivers, Cathy Pendley and Shelia Howard.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. The number of those attending the funeral or visitation shall be within the current health and safety directives. Family and friends shall wear personal protective masks.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301.

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