May 14, 1933 ~ December 22, 2020

Born in: Daviess County, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Bettie K. Hall, 87 of Owensboro, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020, under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky Heartford House. Bettie was born May 14, 1933 in Daviess County to the late Max E. and Elizabeth Norris Keller. She was a member of Immaculate Catholic Church but St. Peter’s in Stanley was home. St. Peter’s is where she married the love of her life over 65 years ago and then raised their 7 children.

Who would have thought a larger-than-life personality could fit in such a person. Bettie, spelled with an “ie”, never met a stranger. She was the life of the party and she was always up for a good game of cards, going to the boat, working jigsaw puzzles, garage sales, and always there to cheer for the KY wildcats, the St. Louis Cardinals, and her kids and grandkids. You knew you were always thought about by Bettie as she never forgot a birthday by sending a card or by calling in her cheerful voice singing Happy Birthday or just calling to check on you. She truly loved and enjoyed her friends, but her most important joy in life for her was being a wife and then a mother to her children. Then came her grandchildren and great grandchildren and that was her pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Aside from her parents, Bettie is preceded in death by her husband, Clifford “Kick” Hall, and their baby girl, Amy Beth Young; 8 brother and sisters, John Keller, Leon Keller, Mary Helen “Sit” Bowman, Catherine “Bit” Giblin, Maxine Pfeiffer, Martine Kearns, Beverly “Ish” Rone and Anita “Punk” Mitchell.

She is survived by her two sons, Greg (Nancy) Hall, Sammy (Beth) Hall; four daughters, Tracy (Mike) Cecil, Michele (Tony) Howard, Kelly (Jeff) Husk and Leann (Rodney) Morris and a son-in-law Greg Young; 19 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

A private funeral mass celebration will take place 10 a.m. Saturday, December 26, 2020 at St. Peter’s in Stanley, with a private burial to follow at a later date at St. Peter’s Cemetery. The funeral mass will be livestreamed for friends and family to virtually participate and may be accessed by going to Family participating in the funeral mass celebration are required to wear a mask for the safety of those in attendance and honor the directives in place.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the Carmel Home, 2501 Old Hartford Rd., Owensboro, ky 42303, or Heartford House Hospice of Western Kentucky, 2914 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, Ky 42303.

The family would like to thank the staff and healthcare workers at Carmel Home, Hillcrest and Heartford House, who took such good care of their Mom during this critical time of Covid-19. We ask each of you to take the time to send a card, make a phone call, or visit your friends and loved ones, as loneliness is real.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Bettie K. Hall. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Mrs. Bettie by signing her virtual guestbook by visiting


Private Service: December 26, 2020 10:00 am

St. Peter of Alcantara
81 Church Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. It was such a pleasure taking care of your mom while I was at Hillcrest. We had some really good talks, she made me laugh, and she even prayed for me/with me on one occasion. She was very special.

  2. My deepest sympathy to her family Tracy , Kelly , and the whole family !!! Prayers for comfort during this difficult time.

  3. My deepest sympathy goes out to the Hall Family. Bettie was certainly a special person, one that when you met her you weren’t going to forget her, I am so glad I got that chance and I will assure you I won’t forget her! Prayers and thoughts for t
    he family as you go through this difficult time.
    Sissy Lyninger

  4. Prayers for the family and friends of Mrs.Hall! May she rejoice being in heaven with Amy and her sweet husband!
    Randy and Elaine.

  5. My deepest sympathy to Betties family. I am so blessed to have known her. Always making me laugh, I really enjoyed her company. So very sorry for your loss.
    Joni Heep

  6. My heartfelt prayers go out to all the family. Bettie will be missed by all who knew her. She was so special loving and funny! To know her was to love her. She treated me like family each and every time I saw her. Godspeed Bettie I know your family in heaven greeted you with open arms.

  7. Our deepest condolences for a family that never meets a stranger and make some of the greatest friends in your life, a gift they learned from Bettie and Kick. Heaven is rejoicing that the those two have rejoined together and Amy has her parents arms of love with her.

  8. Besser was truly one of a kind. She loved with all her soul. I will always remember her with a laugh or a smile as she always made me smile. Prayers for peace. Love this family as my own.❤

  9. I never had a chance of getting to know Bettie very well but I remember her when I was real young . We would go to there house and had the best time dancing upstairs. I don’t remember everybody’s name but how could I. I was just a kid. Bettie, Sit, Bit,Maxine, Martine,Punk, John, Leon and Uncle Max , and Aunt Lizzy. She was a great cook as I remember. I’m sure I missed someone. I’m sorry for the loss. God bless everyone who sees this.

  10. My accept my deepest condolences for the loss of Bettie! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.🙏🏼

  11. So sorry Tracy and family know you guys are in our thoughts and prayers. May God watch over all of you these next few days – you had the best mom

  12. So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, Bettie. I will always remember her and the way she could light up a room, how she never met a stranger and always made you feel at home. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  13. LeAnn, I am so sorry for your loss. It’s hard when you lose your mom. There will never be another person in your life like Mom. I will be praying for all of you. I know there are no comforting words at this time, but you have lots of memories of her so always cherish them. Praying and God Bless all of you. 🙏🏻🎄❤️

  14. Bettie obviously enjoyed life as much as her children! What a wonderful family she has shared with this area. Love to all she leaves behind but the joy she is experiencing with Jesus is surely unmatched! May God bless you all.

  15. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family during this difficult time. We are sorry we can’t be there in person to grieve with you. May you have comfort knowing she is with Clifford and Amy.
    Peace and blessings,
    John and Wanda Weddle

  16. Bettie was an angel long before God called her home. She will be sorely missed by her friends and family. Hoping your faith and peace of Jesus will see you all through the Christmas season and the years to come.

  17. Sorry to hear of Mrs. Hall passing. She was a very sweet lady and will be missed. Condolences to all of the family.

    Dave and Donna Farmer

  18. My Mom & Dad, (Liz & J.D. Vaughan) loved this woman, as everyone did! She was such a hoot. We are sorry to hear of your loss & lift you all up for comfort from our Lord & Savior. Love to all of you,

  19. Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Bettie was our dearest Friend. She was like a sister to me (Lois), loved her dearly. God Bless you all.

  20. To the Hall Family,
    I am so sorry to see that Bettie has passed but I know Cliff was waiting for her with open arms! I will keep you all in my prayers. I used to work with Cliff at the bank and had the pleasure of knowing your sweet Mom.

  21. Early memory of Bettie was trick or treating all over Stanley then going to Bettie and Kicks to spread candy out on their kitchen floor and trading. By about 6th grade, Bettie would ask me to spend the night when Kick worked night shift. She would let me stay up late, taught me the jitterbug and twist, and told ghost stories. She was always fun! We love our cousins and are so sorry for their loss. In later years when Bettie moved to town, she would be watching Cardinal baseball when we visited. She loved people, could talk with anyone, sometimes irreverently! Last of a great family, children of Max and Elizabeth. Sure miss that generation. All good people!

  22. Our deepest condolences to the family of Bettie. She was such a sweet lady and we know she will be greatly missed by you all. We hope you find Peace and Comfort in knowing she is with Cliff and Amy.
    Cindy and Kenny Bertram

  23. I have a lot of sweet memories with Bettie and my mom, Margaret Millay. She was always so kind and cheerful. Praying for her kids that they find comfort in Bettie being at peace with Amy and Kick. Hugs, love you all.

  24. Dear Kelly Husk and family, so sorry for your loss, your Mom is a sweet little lady. Thinking of you and your family. Love, with Sympathy, Pam Poole

  25. Tracy I am so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing at this difficult time. Prayers for your entire family. 🙏

  26. With deepest sympathy in the loss of your beautiful mother. She was a very special person and loved by many. She touched my life with her kindness and warm smile and was there for me when my parents got their angel wings. God loved her so much He has given her angel wings so she can still touch hearts even though she is in spirit. Prayers and love for all of you.

  27. Traci and Mike,
    Since sympathy in the passing of your mom, Bettie. It is never easy to lose a loved one but all moms are so special. Our prayers for you and God’s peace be with you as you grieve during this sorrowful time.

  28. What a wonderful lady heaven has gained! My sincere condolences to her beautiful family she continues to watch over. May she rest in peace alongside her baby and husband.

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