Lucille Betker, 81

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Lucille Betker, 81, of Mountain Home, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, in a local care center.

A memorial service is being planned for Friday at 2 p.m. in Chapmanville, W. Va.

Lucille was born Sept. 2, 1924, the daughter of William and Lula Marcum, in Carter County, Kentucky. She was raised and schooled in West Virginia.

In her younger years she worked during World War II in a munitions plant in Delaware.

She married Billy Plumley and they had five sons. She and Billy were later divorced.

She was married to Julius Betker from 1964 until his death in 1991, they had one daughter.

Lucille helped establish one of the first unions in a bakery in Indiana.

She was an avid reader.

She is survived by: her daughter, Catherine "Kayce" and her husband, William Ferguson, of Mountain Home; sons Randel and his wife, Rosie Plumley, and Ronald and his wife, Duann Plumley, both of West Virginia, Roger and his wife, Mary, of Indiana, and William and his wife, Debbie Plumley, of Texas.

She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius, one son, one brother and three grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.