Betty Lou Parten

July 26, 1931

June 25, 2015

Betty Lou Parten, 83, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Arlington.?Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington with Dr. Dennis Wiles officiating. Graveside services will follow at 1 p.m. at Gateway Memorial Park in Waxahachie. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 29, 2015 at the funeral home.

Memorial gifts may be made to the ALS Foundation; alsfoundation.org; 508-655-4381.?Betty was born on July 26, 1931 in Waxahachie to Charley Asbury Wilson and Roberta Johnson Wilson. She graduated from Waxahachie High School. An Arlington resident for 60 years, she was a 50-year member of First Baptist Church. Professionally, she was a long-time Arlington banker.?She is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Barkley Fay Parten on Aug. 1, 2000.?Survivors include son, Bruce Parten; daughter, Debra Payne and husband, Jerry; brothers, Charley Wilson and Clarence Wilson; sisters, Linda Strength and Wanda Miers; grandchildren, Jordan Payne, Courtney Baker and Anthony Ruggeri.