Betty Jane Keith

EASTLAND – Betty Jane Keith, age 77 years young, went home to be with her Heavenly Father Saturday, January 18, 2020. Services for Betty will be at 10 am Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Edwards Funeral Home, 411 S. Mulberry, Eastland. Family and friends will gather from 5 – 7 pm Tuesday, January 21 at funeral home. Burial will be in the Eastland City Cemetery.

Betty was born September 20, 1942 in Colorado City, TX to Clyde and Francis Lupton Young. She is a graduate of Eastland High School and attended Howard County College. She married Bill Keith December 1, 1978 in Eastland and from that blessed day, spent the next 41 years as a devoted and loving wife.

While most of Betty’s time was spent as a homemaker she did work for a time as a secretary in the JP’s office and the County Clerk’s office and lastly, at Walmart. Hobbies included wood art and she was an amazing seamstress. She also loved to travel and was often seen hanging out with the girls at the beauty shop catching up on all the latest and important news. But most of all, Betty loved her family and would tell you her greatest joy was her grandbabies.

Betty is survived by her loving husband Bill Keith, sons; Stephen Norris, Frank Norris and wife Sheila, Mike Keith and wife Suzanne, and Chris Norris and wife Shelley, daughters; Betheny Elmore and husband Rick, Julie Joiner and husband Kael, Kay Slavens and husband Terry, Michelle Courtney and husband Rick, and Donnell Nicks, 25 beautiful grandchildren and 20 amazing great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and 1 sibling.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donation be made to Stroke Awareness Foundation at or a charity of your choice.

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10 Responses to "Betty Jane Keith"

  1. Linda Boose   January 20, 2020 at 8:54 PM

    Betty was a great friend and classmate. We shared sleepovers in jr. high and high school, secrets, laughter, and tears. After graduation, I was away from Eastland for 19 years, but when I moved back , our friendship picked right back up as if there had been no interruption! We were often mistaken for one another and we just played along with it and then would call each other to let the other one know what had transpired! It was great fun! I even wore her “Mom” sweatshirt to one of Chris’s football games when she was sick and unable to go. She called and asked me to wear it to the game, “because my sweatshirt has to go to the game whether I go or not”!

    I will miss her greatly, but I’m glad she is resting without pain or suffering in our Saviour’s arms. My prayers of comfort for all of us left behind.

  2. Belinda McCauley   January 20, 2020 at 12:31 PM

    Sweet Betty will be missed, I have been blessed to have the pleasure of being her caretaker, and housekeeper. Betty loved seeing my oldest granddaughter and never got to meet my youngest granddaughter. But she definitely loved all little ones!! I had just cleaned her room the day before her passing, while mopping I bumped into her night stand where flowers set… she told me to throw all her flowers away because they were dead. But only wanted to keep a yellow rose… I had told Miss Betty I’d bring her another vase and she just wanted the one Rose. So I did exactly what she asked of me. I am gonna miss her laughs, and our talks, and her smile and genuine love for everyone she met. And her love for Bill was absolutely best!!

  3. Brittany Watson   January 20, 2020 at 9:07 AM

    I loved Mrs. Betty. She was so heartwarming and so kind. Everytime I would visit with her, she always had a smile on her face. She loved company. She was always so funny, and her jokes were pretty funny as well. I will miss her dearly. My heart breaks for her family. My prayers are with you all. May Mrs. Betty rest easy in the arms of our Dear Heavenly Father!!!

  4. Kay Cozart   January 19, 2020 at 8:25 PM

    I met Betty when we moved to Eastland in 1953,she was one of my classmates and loved her ,she was such a kind and fun person,always a lot of fun.She will be missed by all.

  5. Kya & Ruben Brooks   January 19, 2020 at 7:51 PM

    The heavens will be blessed with this lovely lady gaining her wings. Betty may be gone, but she will never be forgotten. She is loved by so many it is surreal, I had the pleasure of being blessed with her presence as one of her caregivers and she was never without a smile. Betty had all the silly jokes, and followed them with the sweetest hugs. My babies loved her dearly, and the lord knows that Betty loved them. I am glad that she has gone home to be at peace and though it hurts us all that she is no longer here, I find comfort in the thought that she is like the wind. You cannot see her, or touch her, but you can feel her, and you know she is always there.

    Rest easy sweet lady, we love you.

  6. Staci Wells   January 19, 2020 at 7:06 PM

    Betty was an absolutely amazing woman. I loved spending time with her and sharing stories. My children grew to love her just like she was their own grandmother. And she in return loved them just as much. Her smile and laughter and her wonderful sense of humor will be deeply missed by myself and my daughters. It was truly a blessing and a pleasure to know Betty. We love you and we will miss you but I know well see you again.

  7. Annette Myers Robertson   January 19, 2020 at 6:53 PM

    I was blessed to share my son & Boofy &granddaughters with this lovely lady. You will be missed greatly.❤️Annette

  8. Jenny Timmins Offield   January 19, 2020 at 6:47 PM

    I have only known Betty for a few years but it has been an absolute pleasure. Her playful demeanor and cheerfulness shone through no matter what kind of day she was having. Betty loved fun and laughter and could turn the bleakest of situations into one of humor. Her heart was golden, she loved and wanted to help everyone.
    Rest In Peace Betty. It is clear you will be missed by the many hearts you touched.

  9. Starr McGee   January 19, 2020 at 6:47 PM

    I always looked forward to seeing Betty she was a definite bright spot in my work days.I loved her tremendously and will miss her a lot.

  10. Candice wells   January 19, 2020 at 6:33 PM

    I was so blessed to be a caregiver for this lovely lady. We had some amazing times. I laughed with her and held her while we both shared tears. I grew very close to her and bill and I will miss her so very much. My condolences to the family and thank you so much for sharing this amazing woman with me. Prayers of peace. . . Love unconditional