Betty Mayberry

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Betty Mayberry

Oct. 14, 1924 - May 7, 2010

Elizabeth Louise (Betty) Mayberry was born Oct. 14, 1924, in Champaign, Ill., and died May 7, 2010, at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center in Walla Walla.

Betty was born to Myrtle Pinkley and Aubrey Pinkley in Champaign, Ill. After graduation from high school she worked as a bookkeeper and then as a secretary for the University of Illinois chapter of ATO. In 1942 she met John Robert (Bob) Mayberry, who was a signalman in the U.S. Navy. On Nov. 18, 1945, Betty and Bob were married and moved to Athena. Bob Mayberry was the postmaster in Athena until he retried. Betty also worked in the Post Office for many years after her children were grown.

Betty is survived by two children, Sharon Rogers of Honolulu and Scott Mayberry of Walla Walla; grandson, Leo Mayberry of Seattle.

Betty was an active church member and was known for her creative ideas for programs and special events. She took an active role in the development of her children, helping with piano lessons, Scouting activities, making costumes, sewing clothes, providing good meals and always being supportive. She was devoted to her husband, Bob, going on many fishing trips when she liked neither fishing nor fish.

She was, in many ways, generous to a fault, often putting others first. Betty loved to surprise members of her family, who were often the recipients of special gifts, money for trips or more practical things they simply couldn't afford. Betty enjoyed doing needlework and crafts, watching "Jeopardy" on television and decorating for the different holidays. She loved her family and her family loves her. Betty will live on in the hears of her family and friends and will truly be missed.

At Betty's request, a formal memorial service will not be held. If you wish, you may remember Betty by contributing to a charity of your choice in lieu of flowers. Please send any correspondence to Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home.

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