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McCarty - Evergreen Funeral Home

7426 Asheville Highway, Knoxville, TN

OBITUARY

Betty Louise Lenear

July 29, 1937June 5, 2020
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Betty Louise (Noe) Lenear, age 82, went to meet Jesus after a courageous battle with lung cancer. A battle she fought with bravery and that showed the true strength of her character. When asked how she was doing or feeling after weeks of chemo and radiation, she would reply with her green eyes wide, eyebrows raised, and an upward lift of her chin “I’m alright. I’m tough.” And she was! When Momma gave you that look, you didn’t argue with her. Likewise, she had a smile that could light up the whole room and a laugh that was contagious. She loved her family fiercely and unconditionally. They were her whole world. She was also known for her hospitality to others, and known for her giving heart. She was saved by grace and baptized in 1964. She enjoyed reading, watching westerns, camping, playing cards with her friends and family and feeding everyone who came to see her. Her family is blessed to know that she is with Jesus and we will see her again in Heaven one day. Married to Clarence R. Lenear in 1971, they argued daily to pass the time, and loved each other for over 50 years until his death in 2019. Also proceeded in death by her father John E. Noe, mother Lula Bell (Long) Noe, sister and best friend Shirley A. Woolard (Harold), and younger brother Randy Noe (Belinda). Survived by her sons JR Smith (Debbie), Eddie Smith, Mike Smith (Debbie), and Tim Smith, and daughter, LeAnn Lenear Maples (Chris). Her children consider themselves blessed to have had her as their mother. Also survived by beloved brother-in-law Dexter Lenear and granddaughter Ashley Wallace (John) who was a special caregiver and companion during her battle with cancer. Survived by loving sister Wilma “Joyce” Hance (Gary) and brothers JE Noe (Juanita), RB “Roger” Noe (Sandra). She leaves behind many grandchildren and great grandchildren whom she adored, and many nieces and nephews. Survived by sweet friends and long-time neighbors Patsy Layman and Joe Mills. She is loved very much and will be missed by all.Family will receive friends, Tuesday June 9, 2020 at McCarty-Evergreen Funeral Home, 7426 Ashville, Hwy, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. There will be a private funeral service on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 with interment to follow. The family invites you to join them on McCarty-Evergreen Funeral Homes Facebook page for the live streaming of the interment service starting around 11:00 AM. Online condolences may be offered at www.mccartyevergreenfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 9, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020

  • Private Family Funeral Service

    Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Memories

Betty Louise Lenear

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Linda Thomas

June 11, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Louise was a wonderful lady! Prayers for all the family.

Jennifer Roberts

June 10, 2020

I heart and prayers goes out to my daddy mike Smith and my mom Debbie. Over the last course of mamaws life they truly stepped up and took hood care of mamaw. Along there sides helping was Leann, And Ashley. Im very happy for all of you who got to make her last few months count. Rip mamae lenear.. Love you daddy
Jennifer, Courtney, Whitney, Kennedy and Levi.

John White

June 8, 2020

For Leann & Daughters
I remember your Mom & Grandmother's smile the most. She was a blessing and perfect mate for your Dad and all the family. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.

Angel Smith

June 6, 2020

Grandma U were always there for me when I needed words of encouragement or words of wisdom.. u are one of the strongest women I know and u are greatly missed.. The world will NOT be the same without u.. U were a tough old bird as u use to tell us and nothing would stop u or slow u down.. Papaw was just ready to see his angel and u were ready to be with him again. U don't have to be sad or in pain anymore grandma.. We all love u with all our hearts and we all will meet in heaven again someday.

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