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Betty M. Rucker

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Date published: 8/27/2013

Betty M. Rucker

Betty Lee Magann Rucker of Shawsville, formerly of Myrtle Beach, S.C., went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.

She was born in Lynchburg on Oct. 9, 1925, a daughter of the late Paul and Louise Magann. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Roy Vernon Rucker, and brother Frank Magann.

Surviving are her daughters, Ellen Canode and Linda Johnson; son Jamie Rucker; seven grandchildren, Gregory Canode, Lisa Johnson, Michael Johnson, Melissa Ray, Cameron Rucker, Abrielle Rucker and Olivia Rucker; great-grandchildren Taylor and Luke Canode, Connor and Ryan Johnson and Katelyn and Megan Ray; sister-in-law Mary Jane Magann; niece Martha Ingram; and nephew Frank Magann Jr. Also surviving is her adopted Colombia South America family, Marta and Fabio Ospina and their children and spouses, Marina and Nathan, Sandra and Nick and Lilana and Brian.

All of the family members were blessed to have known her as a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend.

The family suggests that memorial tributes take the form of donations to a favorite charity or to a hospice organization of the donor's choice.

A graveside service was held Aug. 26,2013, in Fort Hill Cemetery in Lynchburg.