On May 7, Elizabeth “Betty” Louise Lingerfelt died. She was 84 years old. Betty was born to Grady and Nell Stauffer on September 1, 1938 in Asheville, NC.
She was of the Christian faith and spent her entire life quietly serving her family and her community. Her hobbies included quilting and travel. She went on multiple cruises from Europe, to Hawaii and central America.
Betty spent her entire professional career in the health care field. She was employed as a physician clinic office manager, nursing assistant and a registered nurse. She was the oldest graduate in the nursing class from Gardner Webb University in 1992.
She retired from the Cleveland County Health Department where she worked as a nurse. She enjoyed her job and appreciated her many friends at the health department. Upon retirement she moved to Nashville, TN. She enjoyed living in “The Cloister” a retirement community. She was actively engaged in their home owner’s association. She spent much of her time driving neighbors and friends to necessary medical appointments. Even though she was retired, residents of the Cloister community requested her assistance while dealing with their medical issues. She also enjoyed participating in her Sunday School class at Woodmont Baptist Church. One of the great joys of her life was taking care of her pets.
She is survived by her children, Alan (Sarah), Landrum, SC, Jeff (Jenny), Hot Springs, VA, Ginni Gendron (Ernest), Nashville, TN and Jon, Nashville, TN. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. Her life will be remembered as one of “service,” “service to her family and to those around her.”
A “Celebration of Life” is scheduled at 3:00 PM on July 15. It will take place at the “Clubhouse” located on Emma Neuhoff Ct., at the Cloister at St. Henry in Nashville, TN. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to “Feed My Lambs Ministry,” 15836 Josephine Circle, Thornton, CO 80602.