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Betty Alene Myracle Tackett of Nicholasville, KY

obit10LEXINGTON, Ky. - Betty Alene Myracle Tackett of Nicholasville, KY passed away at her home on Thursday, August 28, 2013 after a brave battle with Alzheimer’s. She passed peacefully to join her mother and other family members that went before her. She was surrounded by her husband, Paul Tackett, family members, and caregivers at the time of her death.

Betty was born on June 16th, 1926 and grew up in Parsons, Tennessee. She married her first husband, Louis Arban, and moved to Michigan around 1944. She lived in Plymouth, Michigan for many years and was a hairdresser and small business owner. In 1984, she and her second husband, Paul Tackett, retired and moved to Nicholasville, KY. Betty was a strong, intelligent, and independent woman who was dedicated to her family and a loyal friend to many.

She is survived by her son and daughter, Steve Arban (Carol) of Lexington, KY and Stephanie Arban Holt (James) of Hanson, KY, and by her grandchildren: Rani Buenting, Samantha Camerlengo, Steven Baker, and Sheena McLemore. She is also survived by her step-daughters, Brenda Tackett Rhoads (Larry) and Paula Tackett Parks (Steve), and by former step-children, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many extended family members. Betty is preceded in death by her mother, Zula Mays; her father, Ralph Myracle; her first husband, Louis Arban; and two former step-children.

The family joins in thanking the very skilled and compassionate group of caregivers who tended to Betty during the final weeks, and wishes to acknowledge Hospice of the Bluegrass for their support and care.

Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers are Steve Arban, Charlie McWaters, James Holt, Steven Baker, Barry Corman, Sheena McLemore, Ryan Rawls, Derek Miles, Bob Owens, Steve Parks, and Larry Rhoads.

Visitation will be on Saturday. August 31 from 9:30 to 11:30 at Milward-Southland, 391 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 11:30 a.m.. Burial will follow at Lexington Cemetery in Lexington, KY. In lieu of flowers, family and friends may send a memorial gift to Hospice of the Bluegrass if they wish.

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