The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


August 15, 2013

Betty Lindsey

GREENVILLE — Betty Lou Lindsey of Mansfield passed away Aug. 13, 2013, in Arlington at the age of 81.

She was born Feb. 1, 1932, in Hunt County to the late Raymond and Geraldine (Kincaid) Abbott.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Geraldine Abbott; two brothers-in-law, Billy Craig and Billy Opry; and one grandson, Danny Smith.

She is survived by her husband of 19 years, Jim Lindsey of Mansfield; two sons, Steven Smetak and wife Cindy of Westminster, Colo., and Kevin Hayes of Chicago, Ill.; one daughter, Cathy Carlson and husband Wade of Smithville; two stepsons, Rick Lindsey and wife Jacki of Heath and Randy Lindsey and wife Connie of Valliant, Okla.; four stepdaughters, Pat Smith and husband Ken of Hugo, Okla., Brenda Messerly and husband Dennis of Iola, Sherry Day and husband Roger of Edmund, Okla., and Nancy Vance and husband Wes of Sachse; two brothers, Stanley Abbott and wife Lori of Bonham and James Abbott of Lacomb, La.; three sisters, Dorothy Craig, Mary Nalls and husband Durwood, and Barbara Opry; as well as 26 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.  

She was greatly loved and will be missed by all.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at Blessing Funeral Home, 401 Elm Street in Mansfield.

Online condolences may be made at and

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