July 7, 1930 ~ November 2, 2020

Born in: Grayson County, KY
Resided in: Caneyville, KY

Betty Jean Wortham Small, age 90, of Caneyville passed away Monday, November 2, 2020, at the Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville. She was born July 7, 1930, in Grayson County, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Charles E. Wortham and Marguerite Bratcher Wortham. She was a teacher for 27 years in Grayson County. Betty began her teaching career at the Shrewsbury Elementary School and finished her career in 1997 at the Caneyville Elementary School.

She is survived by her two children, David Small and Teresa Small Floyd; two grandchildren, Whitney Howard and Jordan Small; and four great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Howard, Allyssa Howard, Levi Small and Ann Small. Betty is also survived by sister-in-law Barbara Wortham and dear friend Mary Jo Wilcher.

Other than her parents Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Lyndon G. Small; her brother, Kendall Wortham; and five great-grandchildren, Aden James, Kendall Scott, Zander Paul, Barrett Alexander, and Keeley Elizabeth Howard.

The family has requested that all services be private due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Smalls Grove Church, 14988 Beaver Dam Road, Caneyville, KY 42721.

Caneyville Memorial Chapel is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Small. Share your messages of condolences with the family of Betty Small

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  1. I have very fond memories of Mrs. Small when I was a young teacher at Caneyville Elementary. She was always kind and encouraging and it meant a lot! Our sympathy to the family!

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