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Betty Lightle

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Betty Lightle of San Marcos, beloved and cherished mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Oct. 16, 2013, at the age of 96. She was born Oct. 23, 1916 to Sidney and Ada (Bunch) Whitwell, in Linden, Tenn.

Her husband, Kenneth Lightle, Sr., her parents, two brothers, Egbert and Buddy Whitwell and two sisters, Mary Whitwell Watson and Mabel Whitwell Moskala, preceded her in death. She is survived by her son Kenneth Lightle, Jr. and his wife Susan of Austin; two grandchildren, Kenneth Lightle, III and Kandice Prillaman and her husband John of Cedar Park; and two great-grandchildren, Kaylee Prillaman and Emma Prillaman.

Employed as a bookkeeper in Illinois, she retired in 1981. After retirement, Betty and her husband Kenneth moved to Florida and later, after Kenneths death in 1994, she relocated to San Marcos. She loved baking birthday cakes for her family, reading Louis Lamar books and her Bible. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in San Marcos, a 50+ years member of the Eastern Star in Macomb, Ill., and a member of her home church United Methodist Church in Laneview, Tenn. since 1925.

Family will receive friends at 2 p.m., followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 3:30 p.m., in the Pennington Memorial Chapel, on Friday, Oct. 18, with the Rev. Jenna Heart and Pastor Skip Brasher officiating. Betty will be laid to rest beside her husband, Kenneth in the Union Methodist Church Cemetery in Laneview, Tenn.

Arrangements under the care and guidance of Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche, San Marcos, TX 78666, (512) 353-4311. Obituary and guestbook online at

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