Betty Faye Jones Stickler, age 90, of Drift, KY, widow of Howard C. Stickler, passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center, Hazard, KY. She was born December 27, 1931 in Jeff, KY, a daughter of the late Frank T. “Red” and Thelma Green Jones.
Betty loved her God and her faith kept her going until she was called home. The love of her life, Howard died in 2008. They were happily married for 57 years. As much as she loved her family, she was ready to do to her heavenly home. Betty was a faithful member of the Drift Presbyterian Church for 68 years and held many offices: teacher, member of the women’s group and elder. She attended Drift Grade School, Pikeville College Academy, and one semester at University of Kentucky. For several years, she held Bible study and Christmas Eve parties in her home for friends and loved ones.
Betty is survived by one son; Eddie (Bev) Stickler, Prestonsburg, KY, one daughter; Kathy Stickler, Nicholasville, KY, daughters of the heart; Nell Fugate Wagoner and Karen Shepherd, four grandchildren; Amy (Chris) Jackson, Matt (Alicia) Gossett, Corey (Brandi) Grim and Carissa Grim Stephens, six great grandchildren; Sam, Max and Laney Jackson, Conrad, Luke and Isaac Green, may nieces, nephews that were loved as her own children.
In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by one brother; Frank T. Jones Jr., one sister; Thelma Etta Jones Fugate and one granddaughter; Misty Dawn Stickler Power Green.
Funeral service will be conducted Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in the Hall Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Davidson Memorial Gardens, Ivel, KY, visitation is after 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, under direction of the Hall Funeral Home, Martin, Kentucky.
Pallbearers will be: Matt Gossett, Corey Grim, Sam Jackson, Max Jackson, Chris Jackson, Steve Prater, Keith Martin, Josh Vandervender, Kermit John Martin and Eric Fugate. Honorary Pallbearers: John Devine, Jeffrey Devine and Clyde Spriggs.
In lieu of flowers the family ask that memorial contributions be made to the Salisbury United Methodist Church.