Stevens & Grass Funeral Home

4203 Salines DR, Malden, WV


Betty Jane Hackney

August 30, 1926June 16, 2020

Betty Jane Shinn Hackney was carried in the arms of Jesus to her Heavenly Home on June 16, 2020.

She was a faithful member of Grace Freewill Baptist Church and the Helping Hands. She was dedicated to the children she taught at Mary Ingles Elementary School both as a third grade teacher and a substitute until she turned 90 after retiring with 50 + years of service. Her devotion to family, church, and the many generations of students she taught was unwavering.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Ellis Hackney; son, Raymond Allen Hackney; daughter-in-law, Patricia Harper Hackney; two brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by a daughter, Joyce Kay (Calvin) Mack; son, Michael Vernon (Patti) Hackney; sister, June Shinn (Cal) Hyer; grandchildren, Lisa (Rob) Worlledge, Tobi Hudnall, Nikki Hackney, Tiffany (Mike) Dempsey, Amanda Hackney, Adam (Nikki) Hackney and Stacy (Jon) Walraven; great-grandchildren, Kyana, Jacob, Emily, Katie, Emelia, Emmy, Adaline, Addison, Hannah and Andre; and special niece, Suellen Boardman, her full time caregiver.

A walk through visitation will be held from 11:00 am to 12:00 Noon on Friday June 19, 2020 at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden. A private family funeral service will begin at 12:00 Noon with Pastor Fred Christian officiating. Burial will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

The funeral service will be live-streamed on the Stevens & Grass Funeral Home Facebook page.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and for the safety and concern for everyone it is requested that those who attend please ensure that proper facial coverings are worn and that Federal, State and CDC guide lines for social distancing are observed.

A special thank you to Dr. Lester Labus and his staff for their care and support; Dr. David Pearcy and staff, and Debbie Cantley, her part time caregiver.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be sent to Helping Hands/In Care of Nadine Walker, 5491 Campbells Creek Drive, Charleston, WV 25306.


  • Joyce Kay Mack (Calvin Mack), Daughter
  • Michael Vernon Hackney (Patti Hackney), Son
  • June Shinn Hyer (Cal Hyer), Sister
  • Lisa Worlledge (Rob), Grandchild
  • Tobi Hudnall, Grandchild
  • Nikki Hackney, Grandchild
  • Tiffany Dempsey (Mike), Grandchild
  • Amanda Hackney, Grandchild
  • Adam Hackney (Nikki), Grandchild
  • Stacy Walraven (Jon), Grandchild
  • Kyana, Jacob, Emily, Katie, Emelia, Emmy, Adaline, Addison, Hannah and Andre, Great-grandchildren
  • Suellen Boardman, special niece
  • Raymond Ellis Hackney, Husband (deceased)
  • Raymond Alan Hackney, Son (deceased)
  • Patricia Harper Hackney, Daughter-in-law (deceased)
  • Also preceded in death by her parents, William Otis and Hazel Edens Shinn, and two brothers and three sisters.


  • Walk Through Visitation

    Friday, June 19, 2020

  • Private Family Funeral Service

    Friday, June 19, 2020


Betty Jane Hackney

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Kanawha County Retired School Employees

June 21, 2020

The West Virginia and Kanawha County Associations of Retired School Employees extend their sincere sympathy to you, the family, in your sorrow. Blessings to all.

Tina Carpenter

June 20, 2020

I remember her when I went to Mary Ingles. She was the sweetest lady and we both were born August 30th, just different years. May you rest in peace.

Diana Fisher

June 18, 2020

This message is from Princess Brown/Bartley She wants everyone to know she is So Sorry for the passing of Betty she was a wonderful Lady, Many prayers for the family 💟

Diana Fisher

June 18, 2020

This is from Princess Bartley,She wants everyone to know Betty was a wonderful Lady and she is So sorry to hear of her passing,Many prayers for the family 💟

Karen & Charles Wilkinson

June 18, 2020

We knew Betty for many years and went to church with her also She was always smiling and helping out every time u seen her She will be truly missed a fine example of a Christian We send our condolences and prayers to the whole family may God comfort u at this time Karen & Charles

Angel Selbe

June 17, 2020

Mrs Betty was a great influence on my life she sure will be missed

Nadine and Ronnie Walker

June 17, 2020

There is so much we could say about this amazing lady. A great asset to our community and to our little church. She loved being a part of everything and so faithful and willing to help at any time when she had her health, even when she was unable to get out she still wanted to do something for the Lord if it was to send out cards ( which was her duty in the Ladies Helping Hands ) or to call everyone when there was a death. She would always say to me “what can I do to help” words you don’t hear too often anymore. Ronnie and I both loved her and we know she loved us and we will meet again where no burdens pass through 💞