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May 14, 2014

Betty Fae Deets

SUMMERDALE, Ala. — Betty Fae Deets, 90, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at her daughter’s residence in Summerdale, Ala. Betty was born Oct. 18, 1923, in Cooperstown, a daughter of Glenn Brink and Katherine P. Wyant Brink.

Betty graduated from Franklin High School in 1942 and was married to the love of her life, Richard E. Deets, in 1944. In addition to raising three children, she was an avid reader and worked as a bookkeeper in both the corporate arena and for small religious entities. Betty cared deeply about the needs of others and volunteered wherever she saw a need that she could help alleviate.

Betty had been a member of Canal Wesleyan Methodist Church and attended Hobe Sound Bible Church in Hobe Sound, Fla., where she resided much of the last 40 years.

Betty is survived by her brothers, James Brink and wife, Pauline, of Butler, and Richard Brink and wife, Jennifer, of Las Vegas, Nev.; her son, Stephen B. Deets and wife, Joanna, of Florence, Ky.; her daughter, Pamela K. (Miller) and husband, Judson, of Summerdale, Ala.; and her son, Barry M. Deets and wife, Robin, of Port St. Lucie, Fla. Betty is also survived by six grandchildren, Angela Deets, Heather Seta and husband, Joseph, Allison Barker and husband, Aaron, Travis Miller and wife, Christie, Curtis “Kurt” Miller and wife, Shannon, and Dominic Deets; and seven great-grandchildren, Joseph “Joey” Seta Jr., Nicholas Seta, Makayla Barker, Bree Barker, Brody Miller, Zach Miller and McKenna Miller.

There will be a viewing for family and friends at Gardinier Funeral Home, 1315 Chestnut St., Franklin, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday with the funeral service at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Canal Wesleyan Methodist Church in Utica, with interment immediately following at Oakwood Cemetery.

To send flowers, cards, online condolences or for further information, family and friends are invited to visit gardinierfuneralhome.com.

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