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Obituaries

March 12, 2014

Betty Lou Corey

LONGVIEW, Texas — Betty Lou Corey, 90, of Longview, Texas, died at 3:15 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2014, at Good Shepherd Hospital, Longview.

She was born Dec. 5, 1923, near Veedersburg, Ind., the daughter of Gail M. and Mary Marie (Hickman) Coffing.

Betty was a 1941 graduate of Covington High School and was a resident of Covington until moving to Longview in 1978. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Betty was a loving mother.

Betty married R. Lee Corey Jan. 16, 1943, at Veedersburg, and he died March 2, 1985.

Surviving are two daughters, Sherrill (Joe) Wilson of Cayuga, Ind., and Wanda (Jack) Greer of Longview, Texas; five grandchildren, Hope Carlson of Mahomet, Melodie Harvey (fiancé, Alan Newman) of Pemberville, Ohio, Corey (Sarah) Wilson of New Richmond, Ind., Tyler Greer of Longview, Texas, and Trinity (Jennifer) Greer of Longview, Texas; and two step-grandchildren, Ron Greer of Longview, Texas, and Lori Reynolds of New Diana, Texas. Also surviving are nine great-grandchildren, three step great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Her parents and a brother, Ernest Coffing, preceded her in death.

Cremation was chosen, and a graveside service will be held at a later date in Mount Hope Cemetery, Covington, Ind. Shelby Funeral Home of Covington is assisting the family.

Post online condolences to the family at www.shelbyfuneralhome.com.

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