Mrs. Betty Thurman Stewart

  • Born: April 4, 1932
  • Died: September 5, 2021
  • Location: Cocoa, Florida

J. H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S. 3rd Street
Murray, KY 42071
Tel. (270) 753-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mrs. Betty Thurman Stewart, age 89, of Cocoa, Florida, formerly of Murray, Kentucky, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, September 5, 2021, at Hospice of St. Francis in Titusville, Florida.

Mrs. Stewart was born on April 4, 1932, to the late Charles Rudolph Thurman, Sr. and Mary Euple Outland Thurman.

Mrs. Stewart was a graduate of Murray High School and Murray State University. She was a majorette in both marching bands and was the 1950 homecoming queen at Murray State University. She was a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. Betty married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, Dr. Chad Lee Stewart, Sr. They enjoyed 68 wonderful years of marriage. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Betty enjoyed music, sports, watching ice skating, and playing bridge. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed competing in local tournaments as well as many fun-filled golf trips to Florida with her family and friends. Betty enjoyed life to the fullest. She had a friendly, out going personality and never met a stranger. She will be greatly missed.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Chad Lee Stewart, Sr; one sister, Euva Nell Mitchell Gibbs; as well as one nephew, Craig Thurman.

Survivors include her son, Dr. Chad Lee Stewart, Jr. (Beth); one brother, Charles R. "Boogie" Thurman, Jr. (Joan); two grandchildren, Chad Lee Stewart III and Carlyn Liesel Stewart; two nieces, Phyllis Mitchell and Cathy Mitchell; as well as one nephew, Ashley Thurman (Pam).

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at the Murray City Cemetery Mausoleum with Bro. Keith Inman officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., on Friday, September 24, 2021, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

We remembered you on the day of the special service. Sending our sympathy to you and the family Dr. Lee Stewart

Posted by Alan Foster - Friend   October 08, 2021

Lee and family: So very sorry for your loss of such a sweet person as Betty was. Cal and I had lots of good times in Florida visiting with Chad and Betty along with the Regans during spring training and beyond. I know you are going to miss her, but are comforted that she is now with Chad. Prayers for you all...Linda Luther

Posted by Linda Luther - Martin, TN - Friend   September 24, 2021

Sincere condolences to Betty's family from long time friends/neighbors on 9th Street in Murray, also with the late Chad Stewart, as classmates at Murray High and MSU. We are still living in Coral Springs FL and Paducah, regretfully unable to attend the funeral. -Respectively, Bill ("Tooter") Hughes and sister Hilda (Hughes) Swisher.

Posted by William Hughes - Coral Springs, FL - friend   September 23, 2021

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