Betty Tingler Garnett

BettyGarnett Betty Tingler Garnett, 82, of Salem, Va., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 25, 2009. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and greatgrandmother. She is survived by a loving family, her husband of 61 years, Raymond Garnett; her two daughters, Diane Richardson and husband, Price, and Barbara Garnett; her two grandsons and granddaughtersin-law, Brent and Vickie Richardson and Kevin and Missy Richardson; her granddaughter and grandsonin-law, Angela and Brian Kosko; and seven great-grandchildren, Samantha, Cody, Kaitlyn, Nathan, Madelyn, Mackenzie, and Alyssa. She is preceded in death by her two brothers, Leon and Leo Tingler; and survived by her three brothers, Malcolm, Dana, and Tommy Tingler; her sister, Jane Wertz; and her two stepsisters, Louise Underwood and Frances Dillard. She was a long time active member of Central United Methodist Church and was a member of the church choir as well as the Salem Senior Singers. She was an avid Salem Spartan fan and bowled with her church league. Betty loved to make wedding and specialty cakes for family and friends. She loved children and was a child care provider in her home for over 30 years. In lieu of flowers, donations to Central United Methodist Church are welcome. To send online condolences to the family please visit


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