Betty Girlie

Betty Girlie

Sunday, March 5th, 1939 Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

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Obituary for Betty Jean Girlie

Betty Jean Girlie, 80, of Dover, Tennessee peacefully passed away on October 8, 2019. There will be a celebration of life for Jean at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at Nave Funeral Home, in Erin, TN. Her family will receive friends from 12:00p.m. until the hour of service on Saturday October, 12, 2019.

Jean was born in Flatwoods, VA in 1939 to parents Victor and Callie Greear. She was the sixth child in a family of eight. After graduation, at 18, Jean left her family in Virginia and adventured out to California on a Grayhound bus to live with extended family. She received her first driver’s license in California and practiced driving on the Los Angeles freeway. While living in California, she worked for Hughes Aircraft company. Some of her favorite memories of living out west, before moving back home, was visiting the Grand Canyon and camping in the desert. Jean lived, with her family, in Northern Illinois for 30 years before retiring, with her husband Mac, to Tennessee where they lived for 25 years. Jean loved vegetable gardening, canning and cooking. She loved collecting cookbooks and watching cooking shows. She loved to read and was an avid quilter, making several quilts for her children and extended family. Jean enjoyed watching football with Mac and was a Chicago Bears fan in both good times and bad. Jean loved spending time with her family and enjoyed visiting with her children, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren whenever she could.

Jean is preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 56 years, Mac Girlie, her son, Jeffrey Everhart, and six brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son Robert (Judy) Everhart and daughters Sandra (Marcel) Anderson, Patricia (Edward) Wesseln and Melissa (Verlen) Morphey; sister, Shirley Lewis, ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

The family has entrusted Jean to the care of Nave Funeral Home, Erin, TN,, 931-289-4277.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 12th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Nave Funeral Home, Erin
    4639 West Main St.
    ERIN, TN
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, October 12th, 2019
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, October 12th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Nave Funeral Home, Erin
    4639 West Main St.
    ERIN, TN
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Saturday, October 12th, 2019

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Cathy Arman Char Williams Cheryl Feddereke

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family in this time of loss. Aunt Jean is at peace and with Uncle Mac.
The Daughters of Elvin Greear
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