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Elizabeth Marie "Betty" Cooper Crail
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Obituary for Elizabeth Marie "Betty" Cooper Crail

Elizabeth Marie “Betty” Cooper Crail, age 90, passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at Cave Run Manor in Morehead.

Born March 26, 1927, at Concordia in Meade County, she was the daughter of Gilbert and Ernestine Hardin Cooper. Betty was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 48 years, Charles Joseph Crail on October 6, 2007, a son, Bernard Crail; a daughter, Mary Catherine Thomson; her parents; a sister, Dorothea Hockman; and a brother, Joseph Cooper.

She is survived by one son: Stephen Joseph and Donna Crail of Morehead; five daughters: Beth Scott of Morehead; Nancy and Sam Estes of Morehead; Julie Beckmann of Russell Springs; Theresa and Chuck Davis of Morehead; and Vicky and Fred Cooper of Morehead; 18 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind many loving caregivers at Cave Run Manor, especially Melanie, Emily, Lisa, Gina, and special friend, Shirley.

Betty graduated from Flaherty High School in Flaherty, Kentucky. She was employed at Fort Knox where she met her husband Charlie; they were married October 10, 1959. After the Crails moved to Morehead in 1973, Betty worked alongside Sister Teresa Marie Tretter in establishing Christian Social Services. Together they also started Rowan County Christmas, which is still in place today. Betty served as secretary until Sister Teresa Marie left and she was named Director of Christian Social Services until her retirement in 1992. Betty was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who loved helping others. She was a longtime member of Jesus Our Savior Catholic Church.

A funeral mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at Northcutt and Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Arturo Molina presiding and Deacon Dan Connell. Burial will follow in Brown Cemetery.

Grandchildren Anthony Donovan, David Estes, Bernie McCarty, Josh Davis, Stevie Crail, Hank Beckmann, Katie Cooper and Amanda Maynard will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation for Betty Crail is 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are suggested to Christian Social Services, 1446 East Main Street, Morehead, KY 40351 or St. Claire Hospice, 222 Medical Circle, Morehead, KY 40351.

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Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, Inc.

400 Fraley Drive
Morehead, KY 40351





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Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, Inc.

400 Fraley Drive
Morehead, KY 40351

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Brown Cemetery

1855 U.S. 60 West
Morehead, KY 40351


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