Betty J. Whitten

Betty Jo Lottie Buckner Whitten, 76, of Altamont, died at 11:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at First Baptist Church in Altamont, with Ed Roman officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery in Altamont. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday at Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont. Memorials: Donors’ choice.

Mrs. Whitten was born on Dec. 128, 1932, in Pocahontas, Ark., the daughter of Joseph A. and Ella Lee Asher Buckner. She married Billy D. Whitten on Dec. 15, 1951, in Maryland; he died on April 11, 2008.

She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Altamont.

She is survived by sons, Dennis Whitten and his wife Vickie of Altamont, Kevin Whitten and his wife Donna of Altamont, and Shawn Whitten and his wife Theresa of Smyrna, Tenn.; daughter, Sheila Northrop of Altamont; sister, Coneta Marie Buckner Whitten of Stevensville, Md.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a brother, a sister and two grandchildren, Amanda Whitten and Zach Whitten.

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