FULTON — Betty Lou Davis Lessley, 76, of Wichita, Kan., formerly of Fulton, died Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.
She was a member of Fulton First Baptist Church before leaving the community to enter college. She was a 1954 graduate of Fulton High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Murray State College in 1959. She taught in several grades in elementary schools in Paducah, McCracken County and Graves County. Betty Lou moved with her family to Wichita, Kan., in 1983 and lived in that community for the remainder of her years. She was a member of the Sharon Baptist Church in Wichita.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Donald Lessley of Wichita, Kan.; a daughter, Lucinda Davis Lessley Ramkumar (Vivek) of Silver Springs, Md.; two sisters, Pauline Davis Parker of Murray and Patsy Davis Stice of Lexington; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Carrie (Hodges) Davis; two brothers, Robert Davis and Burns Davis; and a sister, Rebecca Davis Hutt.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Greenlea Cemetery in Fulton. There will be no visitation held at the funeral home and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery at the hour of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church, 115 Second St., Fulton, KY 42041; or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market St., Wichita, KS 67202-3805.
Hornbeak Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.