Feb. 19, 2011

Elizabeth Viola Gary, 91, passed away at Baylor Medical Center on Feb 19, 2011. Betty was born in Detroit, Mich. on July 7, 1919. Betty was a homemaker who loved to read, crochet and listen to western and big band music. Betty married Claude L. Gary in New York state on Oct. 31, 1942 and they had eight children.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years.

Survivors include her children, Phyllis Knafelc and husband, Richard, Claude Lyle Gary and wife, Audrey, Glenn Gary and wife, Rose, Mary Adams and husband, William, Claudia Clonts and husband, Kenneth, Leslie Gary and wife, DeLinda, Ruth Ann Medlin and partner, Michel Hebert and Roberta Gary; 17 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Waxahachie Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at Lakeview Cemetery in Waxahachie. Arrangements are under the direction of Waxahachie Funeral Home.