Betty Lou Keck McPherson Knoxville, TN Betty Lou Keck McPherson, age 85, of Knoxville, passed away peacefully, Monday, April 17, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was a member of Zion United Methodist Church, and was a very talented seamstress who loved sewing and making custom draperies for more than 40 years. Betty enjoyed recreational boating, and especially outings and luncheons with her lady friends known as the "Chat n Chew". Most of all, though, she dearly loved her family and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Julian "Zeke" McPherson; and her parents, Edgar Devine Keck and Mary Marie German Keck. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Gina McPherson; her daughter, Sabra Boatman; grandchildren, Steven Simpson (Kay), and Shane Simpson; great-grandchildren, Seth Simpson, Reece Simpson, and Blayne Simpson; sister, June Drummer Hancock; many nieces and nephews, and numerous friends that were her "adopted" sons and daughters. The family would like to express sincere appreciation to the staff of West Hills Health and Rehab and to Avalon Hospice for their care and concern. Funeral Service will be held 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 20, 2017, Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Alan Smith officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00 p.m., preceding the service. Please feel free to dress casually. The Interment will take place 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 21, 2017, Highland Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to The American Cancer Society, East Region Office, 871 Weisgarber Rd., Knoxville, TN, 37909. On-line condolences may be extended at www.rosemortuary.com Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.
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