Betty Jeanne Lunsford

April 17, 1930 ‒ August 30, 2020

Austin, Texas
Formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio

Betty Jeanne Lunsford, 90, of Austin, Texas formerly of Fulton, Maryland and Mount Vernon, Ohio passed away on Sunday afternoon, August 30, 2020 with her daughter at her bedside.  She was born on April 17, 1930 in Winesburg, Ohio to the late Orris S. and Blanche H. (Bair) Hostetler.

Betty was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and taught First grade for over 35 years for the SDA Church. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, collecting antiques and growing chrysanthemums in her greenhouse. She was a judge for the National Chrysanthemum Society.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Brenda K. Lunsford of Austin, Texas; her son, Gary D. Lunsford of Laurel, Maryland; grandchildren David and Krista Jensen of Texas and Christopher and Michael Lunsford of Maryland; great grandchildren Taylor, Javen and Hunter Lunsford and Presli and Bristol Jensen; sisters, Marlene Gilleroth of Texas and Cheryl Ingersoll of Tennessee and other nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Lunsford on December 1, 2017.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens where Betty will be laid to rest beside her husband, Dale and her parents. Pastor Lou Toscano will be officiating.

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  • Brenda, Gary and Families,
    So sad to learn of Betty’s passing. Have such fond memories of our visits to Mount Vernon to visit Aunt Blanche and Uncle Orris when you lived next door and later when you were in Maryland. Loved those beans and Aunt Blanche punch! Take comfort in all of your wonderful memories and know that she is in a much better place and been reunited with your Dad, your grandparents and my mom and dad and so many others. Your Cousins, Linda and John