Betty Sue Davis-French

Betty Sue Davis-French, 87, of Elizabethtown, KY, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Betty Sue was born February 11, 1934 in Vine Grove, KY. At ten years old she accepted Christ as her savior at Vine Grove Methodist Church. At twelve years old, she started playing piano and later the organ for the Vine Grove Baptist Church. She performed as a varsity cheerleader at VGHS all four years. In 1952, she cheered VGHS basketball team for their first and only sweet sixteen tournament. Upon graduation, she received the DAR outstanding student award. In 2019, she was inducted into the North Hardin athletic hall of fame. On her first day at WKU she met her then junior husband while signing up for classes. They had their first date a year later. They married on Valentines day in 1956 while her husband was in USAF flight school. During their many travels as a military family for thirty years, Betty Sue was an active officers wife and led the officers wives club at several bases. In 1994, they returned home together to Kentucky. Betty Sue was an active member of St. James Catholic Church, a member of DAR, and past president and past district governor for the E-town women's club. She is survived by her husband, Colonel Larry French; her daughter, Suzanne (Shawn) O'Donnell of St. Michaels, Maryland; son-in-law, Kevin Welp of Elizabethtown; and three grandchildren, Kyle O'Donnell of Maryland, Ryan (Kelly) O'Donnell of North Carolina and Jessica Welp of Elizabethtown. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nannie Lewis Davis and Lawrence Davis; her sister, Doris Stovall; and her youngest daughter, Lara Welp. A memorial service will be held at a later date due to Covid-19. In lieu of flowers, the family asks to please donate to Condolences may be expressed online at



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