Betty Jean Fenton McLemore


CLINTON — Betty Jean Fenton McLemore, 85, of Clinton, passed away at 7:34p.m. on January 19, 2019, at Manor Court, Clinton.

A time to reminisce with family and friends will be held at a later date. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, assisted the family with cremation rites.

Memorials may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Betty was born on December 9, 1933, in Johnston City, Ill., the daughter of Thomas Edward and Juanita (Anderson) Bray. She married Earl Fenton. She later married Dale McLemore, in 1981, in Alcoa, Tenn., and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include her children, Bob (Sandy) Fenton, Scottsboro, Ala.; Lee Ann (Ron) Pollock, Clinton; Kenny (Kathy) Fenton, Decatur; step sons, Mark (Sherrie) McLemore, Yakima, Wash.; Matt (Diane) McLemore, Taylorville, Ill.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Louie (Carol) Bray, Decatur; Virginia (Bobby) Effler, Alcoa, Tenn.; Dale (Beverly) Bray, Decatur.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents.

Betty was a lifelong homemaker and nanny to many children. She enjoyed cooking, get togethers, stopping quickly for yard sales and her knick knacks. She attended the First Church of the Nazarene, in Clinton. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, who she truly loved and held dear to her heart.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the CNAs, nurses and the entire staff of Liberty Village, along with Dr. Brit Williams for the tender care and love she received.

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