Betty L. Muckey

April 16, 1931February 28, 2014

Betty Muckey, 82 passed away Friday, February 28, 2014 Norton Brownsboro Hospital.

She was born April 16, 1931 in East St. Louis, IL the daughter of Joseph and Viola Gain. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of over 60 years, Frank Muckey and her son Alan Muckey.

Betty was an avid bridge player and a prolific artist, painting with oils, acrylics and watercolors on canvas, paper, glass, wood, plaster molds, porcelain and fabrics. Cooking and baking was also one of her favorite things to do, and still experimenting with new recipes at the age of 81. She was a member of Kentuckiana Decorative Artists and Kosair Ladies Oriental Club.

She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Carla Crush (Jim); her sister, Virginia Wargo (George); two grandsons, Tony Crush and Michael Crush (Blair); one granddaughter, Lisa Hawkins (Steve) and three great-grandchildren.

A brief remembrance service will be conducted at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Arch L. Heady and Son at Westport Village, 7410 Westport Rd. Visitation will be from 2-8 PM on Tuesday at the funeral home. Private burial will take place at Cave Hill Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the Atria Springdale staff for their loving care.

Expressions of sympathy may be given to Kosair Charities.

Family and friends may sign her guestbook and leave memories at


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 4, 2014
  • Remembrance Service Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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Gary Fields

March 4, 2014

Betty was a class act. I know that she is with Frank and watching down upon us.

Kataria Berry

March 4, 2014

I Just know Betty is in Heaven giving God a taste of those wonderful bourbon Brownies! I know her husband Frank is so happy to hold her once again. She would tell me how much he loved her beautiful paintings. It was such an honor to become acquainted with Betty and the rest of the Golden Girls at her table. She was a beautiful woman inside and out with such grace and poise. She would always brag and tell me I was smart and a wise young girl and I felt honored that coming from her. I remember being told she had Parkinson's but seeing how independent Betty was I would have never guessed. Oh and that laugh she'd make laughing at her own jokes...priceless. I'll never forget that wink she would shoot me across the table. Back at you Betty back at you. May God be with Carla and those cute little granddaughters that visited her.
Love Kat (HomeInstead)

Faye Baechler

March 3, 2014

I meet Betty at Atria and loved her dearly she will be miss . Prays to you and your family God Bless

March 3, 2014

Betty was a beautiful person both inside and out. We will never forget her and her wonderful bourbon brownies ! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Kathy and Norm Sarver

Pat Zix

March 3, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
All our love
Bob & Pat

Melinda Lyon

March 2, 2014

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. I remember singing to your parents for Valentines day, seeing her wonderful paintings and I loved all the stories Carla would share. A wealth of precious memories will sustain you during this difficult loss.

Therese Staublin

March 2, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Julie Owen

March 2, 2014

Betty and I connected the minute she came to live at Atria. She was a beautiful person, inside and out. I will always miss her wonderful smile that would light up a room. Will never forget when we made her Minnie Mouse pancakes for breakfast, just being silly with her. She loved it, and the mess it created! Betty has been made WHOLE again--AMEN!!!