Betty Jo Clayton Young, 87, of Paducah, passed away at 1:45 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the Lourdes hospital.
She was a native of Madisonville and was a member of Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, William E. (Buddy) Young; her two daughters, Gina Noss and husband Richard of Paducah and Karen Smith and husband Jim of Paducah; four grandchildren, Patti Slankard and Kevin Record, both of Ballard County, Krista Gronefeld Claflin and husband Claude of LaLuz, New Mexico, and Katelin Feeney of Louisville; eight great-grandchildren, Devin Wright LeNeave and husband Kaleb of Versailles, Ky., Vance Slankard, Kayla Record, both of Kevil, and Blake Record of Ballard County, and Hunter, Morgan, Tanner, and Gavin Claflin of LaLuz, New Mexico; and also a special niece and nephew, Kathy Bohle and Terry Frazier of Paducah.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey Clayton and Ovilla Clayton Swilley; and one sister, Billie Frazier.
Betty was a homemaker and an inspiring woman, she was a devoted friend to many, including Bill W. Her memory will be cherished as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to your favorite charity, in memory of Betty.
Keeling Family Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.