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Elizabeth "Betty" Hughes Whitmire

October 5, 1928 ~ March 23, 2020 (age 91)


Elizabeth "Betty" Hughes Whitmire 91, of Sanford, Florida passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020. Betty was born on October 05, 1928, in Zion, Kentucky to James and Hettie Staley Hughes. She moved to Florida at the age of 18 in 1946 where she met her husband of 58 years Robert Charles "RC" Whitmire and they were married on May 28, 1947. Betty worked as a Library Assistant for 30 years in the Seminole County Public School system. Betty was a devout Christian and she and her husband were long time members of the First Baptist Church of Sanford. She loved gardening and would spend hours happily working in the yard. Betty also loved to read religious books and studying the Bible.

Betty is predeceased by her husband Robert Whitmire in 2006. She is also predeceased by her parents James and Hettie Hughes, brothers; Carl and Ernest Hughes, sisters; Edith New and Jean Bales. 

Betty is survived by her sons; Dennis (Victoria) Whitmire, Don (Nick) Whitmire, daughter Deborah Whitmire, and grandchildren Dale Whitmire and Timothy (Mary) Whitmire. 

Betty will be buried with her husband in a private ceremony at Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery with a memorial service to be held at a later date.

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