Betty Reese Shoun (2018-09-20 14:35:04)

Betty Reese Shoun, age 89, of Vilas, the Beaver Dam Community, passed away Wednesday morning, September 19, 2018 at home.

Born September 1, 1929 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of the late Asa and Kate Swift Reese. Betty was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, the WMU and also was a former Sunday school teacher. She was retired from Bethel Elementary School where she worked in the cafeteria and drove a school bus for 34 years. Betty also worked as a switchboard operator at Watauga Medical Center for 37 years, retiring when she was 86 years old. When not working Betty enjoyed her family, flowers and gardening.
She is survived by three children, Kathy Cornett, Thomas Clay Shoun, Jr., both of Vilas and Lisa Danner and husband Charlie of Butler, TN, five grandchildren, Kendall Cornett, Kendra Cornett, Freddie Cornett and wife Sammie, Matthew Danner and Kristi Danner, two sisters, Dorcas Hodges and Gladys Shoun and one brother, Clint Reese.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Clay Shoun, one sister, Kathleen Reese, and five brothers, Asa Reese, Jr., Richard Reese, Andy Reese, Lance Reese and Norman Reese.

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Reese Shoun will be conducted Friday evening, September 21, at 7 PM at Bethel Baptist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Charlie Martin and Rev. Burl Greer. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 5 PM until 7 PM at Bethel Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Kate Swift Reese Scholarship Fund, Watauga Education Foundation, 175 Pioneer Trail, Boone, NC 28607 or to Medi-Home Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 102, Boone, NC 28607. Graveside services and burial will be private.
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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Shoun family.