Betty Tepley

Betty Lou Tepley, 87, of Staples died September 8, 2020 at the Lakewood Health Care Center in Staples.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 17 at Motley Free Methodist Church in Motley with Rev. Jim Johnson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church.

Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. 

Betty was born January 1, 1933 in Norcross to Emert and Hazel (Jenkins) Allen.  She married Edward Tepley on December 29, 1951. Betty moved from Stillwater to the Staples-Motley area following Edward’s passing. She then married Leroy Tepley on September 23, 1989.  Betty worked at Madden’s On Gull for 14 years in the bakery, making fresh goodies every morning. She also worked at Camp Shamineau in the bakery until her retirement. Betty was instrumental in growing the Motley Free Methodist Church; she walked strongly in her faith and was active in Sunday morning services. She was caring, loving and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Betty is survived by three children, Patsy (Thomas) Roberts, Mary L. Sterling, Jess (Jael) Tepley; five grandsons and 12 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Edward and Leroy; son, Terry Tepley; and three siblings, Ira, James and Raymond.

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