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Betty Wharry

Betty Wharry, 96 of Dahlonega, GA formerly of Nashville, passed away at 8:42 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Chelsea Park Health Center in Dahlonega.

Mrs. Wharry was born in Thompsonville, Illinois on January 17, 1923 the daughter of Fred and Daisy Pritchard Read. She married Orley H. Wharry on November 17, 1940 in Thompsonville and he passed away on May 12, 2014.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, sisters Hazel Ellwell, Zella Read, Lorraine Kachelhoffer, and Vivian Read, and brother Bud Read.  Mrs. Wharry was a member of First Baptist Church Nashville, Illinois.  She had worked as a nurse’s aid and in medical records at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, Illinois.  Mrs. Wharry was a loving mother and grandmother.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Elizabeth Joan and Jim Brown, Arlington, TX; son and daughter-in-law Bruce and Mary Ellen Wharry, Dahlonega; sister Wilma Plumley of Pinckneyville; grandchildren Jay and Ashley Brown, Houston, TX; Jon and Kristin Willette, Lavonia; Joseph and Tiffany Brown, Argyle, TX; Chris and Brenda Wharry, Spring, TX; Janelle and Craig Drenowatz, Frisco, TX; and Rebecca and Denise O’Gara, Brownsburg, IN; great-grandchildren Ashlyn, Kiersten, Ethan, Kennedy, Jaden, David, Braden, Briana, Ainsley, Titus, Jude, Layla and Lily; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Styninger Funeral Home in Nashville with Rev. Scott Sharp officiating.  Interment will follow in the Masonic Cemetery in Nashville, Illinois.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until the funeral hour on Wednesday at Styninger Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist church of Nashville.

Online expressions of sympathy may be made at or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.

1 Comment

  1. andrea harris on January 28, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Bettys family, My deepest condolences to you all. I was Betty and Orley’s housekeeper for about 5 years when they lived in Nashville. She always spoke so highly and tenderly of her family and loved all of you so deeply! Sending much love and hugs!

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