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Betty Lou Dye services Sunday in West Virginia

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Betty Lou Dye, 74, of Clendenin, W.Va., passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at Saint Francis Hospital, in Charleston, following a short illness.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis Agusta and Maxie (Massey) Barker; son, Jack R. Dye II; and brother, Darrell Barker.

Betty, well known for her love for her family and upbeat disposition, attended Morris Memorial United Methodist Church in Kanawha City. She graduated from Clendenin High School in 1958 and later became a master chef and baker at Wingfield’s in Chesterton, Ind.

Betty is survived by her husband Jack R. Dye; daughters, Elizabeth Lou Vigil and husband Alex, Jacquline Nicole Gaulin, both of Chesterton, Ind.; son, Michael Shane Dye of Chesterton; brothers, John Barker and wife Peggy, of Ormond Beach, Fla., Curtis “C.A” Barker of Charleston, W.Va., Jodey Keiffer and wife Janice, of Pinch; sisters, Peggy K. Barker of Charleston, Penny Grey of Lawrenceville; grandchildren, Tre Washington, Tina Loughran, Brian Plew, Antonio Adonis Vigil; great-grandchildren, Landon Tyler Dye, Preston Kingston Dye, Dezirrie Coleman, Gavin Gaulin, Alyssia Gaulin, Matthew Loughran, David Loughran, and Jaxs Plew.

Betty’s funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, January 12, 2014, at Matics Funeral home in Clendenin, W.Va., with Pastor Richard K. DeQuasie officiating. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Condolences may be expressed online at

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to: Morris Memorial United Methodist Church, 4615 MacCorkle Avenue, S.E. Charleston, WV 25304.






Posted 1/13/2014