Margaret Elizabeth “Betty” <I>Thomas</I> Bearden

Margaret Elizabeth “Betty” Thomas Bearden

Death 23 Aug 2015 (aged 86)
Burial Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 151194155 · View Source
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Margaret Elizabeth “Betty” Thomas Bearden, age 86, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord and her husband, Jim, on Aug. 23, 2015, just in time to celebrate their 69th anniversary.

She was a member of Stock Creek Baptist Church. She worked for McDonald Air Craft in St. Louis, Mo., in the early 1960s in the space program on project Gemini and Mercury, then for Boeing Aircraft in Seattle, Wash., she returned to Knoxville, where she retired from Robert Shaw Controls.

She is preceded in death by mother and father, Martha Sue and Larken Thomas; husband, Hugh E. “Jim” Bearden; sister, Mary Lou “Judy” Miller.

She is survived by son, Hugh E. “Ed” Bearden, III (Donna); daughter, Martha R. “Marty” Taylor (Merril); grandchildren, Jackie Barineau (David), Rocky Holloway (Mandy), Hugh Edward Bearden, IV (Ashley), Mandy Mann (Trey); great-grandchildren, Macey and Emmy Bearden, Aubrey Mann; brothers, C.L. Thomas (Sandi), James A. Thomas (Peg), William B. Thomas (Marilyn), John L. Thomas (Brenda); sisters, Rebecca Childs (Jerry), Carol Michaels (Jim); brother-in-law, Bob Miller; several nieces, nephews, and extended family.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at Stock Creek Baptist Church, 8106 Martin Mill Pike, with a funeral service to follow at 7 p.m., Rev. Buddy Johnson officiating. Family and friends will meet on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at Stock Creek Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Betty’s honor to Alzheimer’s Pat Summit Foundation, East Tennessee Foundation, 625 Market Street, Suite 1400, Knoxville, TN 37902.

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  • Created by: Shirley C. Ogle
  • Added: 24 Aug 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 151194155
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Elizabeth “Betty” Thomas Bearden (25 May 1929–23 Aug 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 151194155, citing Stock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Shirley C. Ogle (contributor 46985286) .