Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Lynch, 80 of Brazil, died at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, at her residence.
Born Jan. 14, 1924, in Greenville, Ill., she was the daughter of John and Estella Cummings Bailey. Following graduation from Brazil High School in 1941, she attended St. Anthony's School of Nursing, graduating in 1945.
She worked as a nurse at Clay County Hospital and then spent 10 years as a nurse with Prudential Insurance Company.
In 1944 she married William "Bill" Lynch in Waggoner, Okla. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Brazil, serving as a member of Session, a moderator for the Presbyterian Women's Organization, co-chairman of the Angel Tree Project, and a member of the Miriam Women's Circle. She was also a member of Delta Theta Tau Sorority, St. Anthony's Alumni Club and the Clay County RN Club.
Betty enjoyed gardening, flowers, needlepoint, wintering in Florida, her cats and most of all, her friends and family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Florence Evans and Laura Stallcop; and three brothers, Wendall, Ralph and Farris Bailey.
She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Jeanne Lash, and husband, Edman, of Brazil; one son, William Lynch III, and wife, Janis, of Oxford, Md.; two granddaughters, Mindy Lytle, and husband, Doug, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and Jennifer Jones and husband, James, of Brazil; one grandson, Jason Lash, and wife, Courtney, of Brazil; great grandchildren, Jacob and Colin Lytle of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and Bailey Jones of Brazil; and one sister, Gladys Crabb, of Brazil.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Gary Scroggins officiating. Burial will follow at Cottage Hill Cemetery.
Should friends so desire expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the Elizabeth Lynch Scholarship Fund at the First Presbyterian Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.