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Betty Jo Miller Kirkpatrick

Betty Jo Miller Kirkpatrick passed away peacefully Dec. 21.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, there will be a private family burial service Dec. 26 at 3 p.m. at Knights of Pythias Cemetery with Dr. Wade Wallace officiating.

She was born Jan. 31, 1930, in Haleyville and moved to Russellville as a young child, where she lived until 2010, when she moved to Rogersville. She attended Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University) and completed her undergraduate degree in education at Florence State College (now University of North Alabama) and her master’s degree at the University of North Alabama.

She taught history at Russellville High School for many years before her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Waymon Eugene Kirkpatrick (Dude) and her sisters, June Miller Huff, Sue Miller Park and Mary Lynn Miller Tirey.

She is survived by her sons, Dr. Joe M. Kirkpatrick (Rose) of Rogersville, Richard E. Kirkpatrick (Vickie) of Birmingham and John A. Kirkpatrick (Mary) of Cypress, Texas; her grandchildren, Jennifer R. Salmon of Birmingham, Dr. Nicholas J. Kirkpatrick (Charatsri) of  Signal Mountain, Tenn., Molly K. Ferreiro (Alec) of Birmingham, Meredith K. Daniel  (Clif) of Vestavia, John R. Kirkpatrick (Laura) of Homewood, Andrew A. Kirkpatrick of Cypress, Texas, and Michael D. Kirkpatrick (Stephanie) of Tomball, Texas; and her great-grandchildren, Bayleigh, Noah, Piper, Juwainee, Daniel, Oliva, Elise, Violet, Mary Louise, Annie and Eloise.

During her time in Russellville, she was active in her church, Calvary Baptist, the Fortnightly Study Club, the Russellville Bridge Club and the Red Hat Society.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation to Calvary Baptist Church, P.O. 207, Russellville, AL 35653.

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