Betty-Lou (Gordon) Wethington

October 4, 1935 ~ September 4, 2019 (age 83)


Betty-Lou Wethington, of Columbia, Kentucky, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at Grandview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Campbellsville.  She was 83 years of age.

Born on October 4, 1935, in Providence, Rhode Island, she was a daughter of the late Arthur Gordon and Muriel Frizinger Regan. Betty-Lou was a retired registered nurse with over thirty years of service with the VA Hospital in Louisville. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and was very active in various organizations throughout Casey County. Betty-Lou was a member of the Casey County Homemakers and the Casey County Red Hat Society, which she was a founding member.  She also loved her flowers and gardening.  Betty-Lou was a strong advocate for Veterans.

Survivors include her beloved husband, William Clifton Wethington, Sr. of Columbia, whom she wed on December 26, 1956; three sons, William C. Wethington, Jr. (fiancé Fay Gash) of Taylorsville, Gerry Wethington of Columbia, and Greg Wethington of Louisville; one daughter, Beth (Steve) Oppel of Fisherville; one sister, Jo-Ann (Stanley) Smith of Milford, Massachusetts; six grandchildren, Brandee Wethington, Jessica Whitlock, Jacob Wethington, Alexandria Wethington, Cody Oppel, and Leah Oppel; and two great-grandchildren, Skylar and Austin.

In addition to her parents, Betty-Lou was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Gordon.

A funeral mass will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, September 9, 2019, at St. Bernard Catholic Church with Father George Otuma officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 P.M. Sunday, September 8, 2019, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with prayer services at 7:00 P.M.. 

Brian Peake, Cody Oppel, Jacob Wethington, John Wethington, Tom Wethington, and Steve Oppel will serve as Betty-Lou’s pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to the Disabled American Veterans, 321 West Main Street, Suite 390, Room 322, Louisville, Kentucky, 40202.

Betty-Lou’s arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with an online guestbook and video tribute available at

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.


September 8, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
McKinney-Brown Funeral Home & Monuments
752 Campbellsville Street Post Office Box 188
Liberty, KY 42539

Prayer Service
September 8, 2019

7:00 PM
McKinney-Brown Funeral Home & Monuments
752 Campbellsville Street Post Office Box 188
Liberty, KY 42539

Funeral Mass
September 9, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Bernard Catholic Church
5075 State Hwy. 551
Liberty, KY 42539

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