Born July 9, 1925, in Brazil, she was the daughter of Cornwell R. "Cornie" and Anna (Stott) Treager.
Mrs. Fugate graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1943. On July 5, 1945, she married Norman G. Fugate.
Although she spent much of her life as a homemaker, she also worked as a realtor and later as a real estate broker.
Betty was the first woman realtor in Brazil, having worked for Paul Cunningham, Aaron Royer and Gayle Hughes.
In her spare time, she enjoyed collecting antiques, working cross words and watching the news.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Norman Fugate and brother Robert E. Treager.
Survivors include son Norman G. Fugate Jr. and wife Lynne, Shelby Township, Mich., and daughter Pamela J. Fugate, Brazil, grandchildren Gregory G. Fugate and wife Allyson, and Geoffry E. Fugate and wife Kim, and great-grandchildren Graham Fugate and Landon Fugate.
Services will be at French Funeral Home, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at 11 a.m., with Rev. William Price officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery.
Visitation will be the funeral home Friday, from 4-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Clay County Humane Society.
Sign a heart of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.