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Betty Jean (Dixon) Tays

September 17, 1942 ~ October 7, 2021 (age 79)

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Betty Jean Tays

Age 79, of Butler Twp., passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021, at Miami Valley Hospital. Betty Jean was born September 17, 1942 in Greenville, TN to the late Walter Rome & Florence Elizabeth (Babb) Dixon. In addition to her parents, Betty Jean was preceded in death by her loving husband of 52 years, James K. Tays, in 2017; son-in-law, Robert Buckler; sister-in-law, JoAnn Leonard; and nephew, James R. Smith.

Betty Jean is survived by two daughters, Tracie Tays and Kristi Buckler; three grandchildren, Brooke, Bobby & Mark Buckler; brother-in-law, Paul Leonard; nieces & nephews, Beverly Galloway, Donna Leiter, Jeff Leonard, Debbie Leonard & Peggy Smith.

Betty Jean was a hairdresser for over 34 years in the Vandalia area.

The family will be receiving friends from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 14, at Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home, 139 S. Dixie Dr., Vandalia. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery, Tipp City, Ohio.

If friends desire, contributions may be made in memory of Betty Jean to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. 

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October 14, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home
139 S. Dixie Drive
Vandalia, OH 45377

Funeral Service
October 15, 2021

2:00 PM
Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home
139 S. Dixie Drive
Vandalia, OH 45377


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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Web: http://www.stjude.org/

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