HORSE BRANCH — Betty June Duncan Morris joined her beloved husband, “Gobie,” and grandson, Nicholas, in Heaven on June 5, 2022. She is now holding Nicholas in her arms. Betty passed away at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Horse Branch, near Caney Creek and the “curved” bridge, on Oct. 22, 1934, to the late Everett and Hallie Mae Miller Duncan. Betty attended elementary school at Hopewell School in Ohio County. She was the valedictorian of her 1952 class at Horse Branch High School. She received her bachelor’s degree from Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, her master’s degree and Rank 1 from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Betty was a retired teacher. She taught for 36 years at Horse Branch Elementary School in Ohio County. She was a dedicated teacher, who served and loved her students. Betty was a member of Kentucky Pi Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa. She served as Kentucky Pi President and was also a Kentucky Colonel.
Betty was a wonderful wife to her husband Goebel, who preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 2017. She and Goebel were happily married for 64 years. She was a loving mother to her daughter, Penny. Betty was also a devoted daughter to her parents. She took care of them in her home for several years. Betty’s hobbies were cooking, reading, watching movies, and taking care of her great-nephews, Lukas and Logan. She was a member of Shiloh Methodist Church.
Betty is survived by her devoted daughter, Penny Kathryn Morris Faulk (Gerard); three cousins, I.J. Farris, Glenna Sue Renfrow and Gerald Miller; and a host of nephews and nieces by marriage.
In addition to her husband and parents, Betty was preceded in death by her grandparents, Andrew and Janie Duncan and Joseph and Mary Agnes Miller.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam.
Online condolences may be left for Betty’s family at www.danksfuneralhome.com.