April 17, 1931 ~ December 13, 2020

Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Betty Rose Reynolds, 89, of Owensboro, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2020, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She was born on April 17, 1931 to the late Francis Van Ballard and Leona Payne Wright. Betty, a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church, was Co-owner of Speedy Market/Marvin’s Market, and Co-owner of Marvin’s Fireworks. Betty was a loving mother who loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren.

Betty loved to travel and has traveled the world. She was an avid UK basketball and NBA fan. She was very charitable and gave her time to visiting the sick and nursing homes.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her children Francis Joe Reynolds, Marvin “Mogy” Reynolds, Jr., and Cynthia Jo Reynolds Bartley.

Left to cherish her memory are her children Robert Wayne (Sally) Reynolds, Janice Gail Reynolds (Dr. William Eric) Wilson, Jacqueline Faye Reynolds Bivens, and Laurie Reynolds Drake; grandchildren Darren, Alexis, Wesley, Zachary, Nathan, Adam, Jordan, Jarrod, Dr. Katherine, Alex, Luke, Caroline, Andrew, Erin, Allie, Tyler, Logan, Seth, Jordan and Crissy; 24 great-grandchildren; and her sister Dorothy Survant.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 17, 2020 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at Blessed Mother Catholic Church, with Mass to follow at 10:00 am at the church. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Daniel Pitino Shelter, 501 Walnut Street; Owensboro, Kentucky 42301.

Family and friends who wish to honor Betty at the visitation and funeral are required to wear a mask while inside the church for the safety of all those in attendance.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Ms. Reynolds. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Betty Rose Reynolds and sign her virtual guestbook by going to


Visitation: December 17, 2020 9:00 am - December 15, 2020 10:00 am

Blessed Mother Catholic Church
601 East 23rd street
Owensboro, KY 42303

Service: December 17, 2020 10:00 am

Blessed Mother Catholic Church
601 East 23rd street
Owensboro, KY 42303

Burial Service: December 17, 2020 11:00 am

Resurrection Cemetery
5404 Leitchfield Road
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. This world just lost the most caring and beloved woman it will ever know! She walked the earth ONLY to share kindness, love, and compassion to everyone she met! She will be so missed. Prayers for the family on their great loss. There are not enough words to say about this beautiful lady! Loved you so much!!!!

  2. To all of you- your mother was one of the sweetest, most humble people I ever met. She allowed me to move in her home when I was young and struggling and encouraged me to be a better person. She was the epitome of someone that would sacrifice her own comfort to please others. She tolerated a lot when we were teenagers and still loved us through it all. She leaves a wonderful legacy of faith and family. My heart is broken for you.
    But if you knew her at all, you know she is resting with Jesus right now. I hope you have peace in that, and can find the best memories to fill the void she leaves. Much love and sympathy, LeeAnn

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