Bettye Jean Lafollette Ritchie

William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel.

167 N. Main Street

New Haven, Kentucky 40051

Bettye Jean Lafollette Ritchie, 86, of New Haven, Kentucky passed away May 8, 2021 at Landmark Nursing Home of Bardstown, Kentucky.

Bettye Jean Lafollette Ritchie was born March 21, 1935 in Larue County to the late Dan and Blanche Hazelwood Lafollette.

Bettye was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister she loved her home and family, she joined the Catholic Church and was a member of St. Catherine Alexandria Catholic Church in New Haven.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry A. Ritchie and a daughter, Margaret Ann Ritchie Estill, four brothers, Marvin, Howard, Ed Hornback, and Dee Lafollette, two sisters, Leona Nicolas, and Geneva Brewer.

Bettye is survived by a daughter, Lois (Billy Joe) Lathery, of Hopkinsville, a son-in-law, George (Tracie) Estill of Virginia, two grandchildren, Rebekah A. Lathery, Elizabeth Ritchie Lathery, one sister, Skippy Vittitow of New Haven, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services for Bettye Jean Lafollette Ritchie will be held at 12:00 p.m. Thursday May13, 2021  in the Chapel of William R. Rust Funeral New Haven, Kentucky with Father Scott Wimsett officiating, and will be laid to rest beside her husband at Rolling Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in Boston, Kentucky.

Visitation will be held Wednesday May 12, 2021 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of William R. Rust Funeral in New Haven and will continue after 9 a.m. Thursday until time of service.

It is recommended that all visitors wear a mask or face covering.

William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel, 167 N. Main St. New Haven Kentucky is in charge of arrangements.

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