Betty Jane Foy

Betty Jane Flood Foy, 78, died peacefully, surrounded by her daughters on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Betty Jane was the cherished only child of Ben and Marian Patterson Flood of Lakeland, Fla. She attended Stetson University where she was active in Pi Beta Phi and was secretary of the Student Government Association. While attending Stetson, she dated Daris Herman Foy and they married soon after she graduated with an Elementary Education degree in 1957. Daris and Betty Jane lived in Jacksonville, Fla., where they were active members of St. Johns Presbyterian Church. While in Jacksonville, they had three daughters: Holly, an art teacher and musician living in Bellefonte, Pa., Belinda, the middle child and a Physical Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist of Chattanooga, and Melissa, a graphic artist and tennis enthusiast, of Columbus, Ga. As Dariss work took the Foy family to Palatine, IL and then to Lilburn Ga., Betty Jane focused on her children, maintained the home, played tennis, built furniture, sewed, designed and created dolls and teddy bears, artistic scrapbooks and more. She was also very active in the service organization, PEO, and served as an officer and chapter president. She inspired her children to be creative, hard working, and to enjoy life! After retiring to Blairsville in the North Georgia mountains, Betty Jane and Daris joined a hiking club and became active at Grace Presbyterian Church. After Daris died in 1997, Betty Jane began to travel. She toured Greece, Germany, Ireland twice (once with Holly), Alaska, the Colorado Rockies, Amish Ohio, and more. She moved to Chattanooga in 2009 to be closer to her daughter Belinda. Betty Jane is survived by her three daughters and four grandchildren: Holly Foy and her husband, John Hruschkas, children are Marion Foy, of Philadelphia, Pa., and Jackson Foy Hruschka, of Bellefonte, Pa. Melissa Foy has two children, Amber and Autumn Foy, both of Columbus, Ga. Belinda does not have children, but a herd of cats and friends all over! In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hospice of Chattanooga at: 4411 Oakwood Dr., Chattanooga, TN 37416, 423-892-4289. To share expressions of sympathy, visit www.lane-southcrestchapel.com. A celebration of life will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014, in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home 833 Chickamauga Ave., Rossville, GA 30741. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 18 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Arrangements by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory located at the end of Historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.

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