Betty Jean Popejoy Duke, of Groesbeck, passed away at Groesbeck LTC on Monday, January 2, 2017, at age 82.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Chaplain Jon Honea of the Limestone Medical Center officiating. Burial followed in Faulkenberry Cemetery.
Pallbearers were James Duke, Don Popejoy, Mike Popejoy, Dillan Terry, Garrett Wynn, and Byran Popejoy. Wesley Popejoy was an Honorary Pallbearer.
Betty was born January 21, 1934 to Jim and Thelma (Nichols) Popejoy in Groesbeck, where she grew up and attended school. She worked for sixteen years as a telephone operator for Gulf States /Sprint. When the office moved to Athens she worked there two years, before retiring in 1989.
Although Betty had no children of her own, she had many children through her special relationship with her many nieces and nephews. They loved her and she loved them like her own kids.