Betty J. Croft

June 7, 1938 - September 22, 2023
Betty J. Croft

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Betty J Croft passed away peacefully on Friday, September 22, 2023, at Trinity hospital, under the care of Gulfside hospice and surrounded by her loving family.

She was 85 years old at the time of her death and told everyone she had lived a very full life.  She was born in Corbin, Kentucky in 1938, the 7th of 8 children.  She graduated High School from Corbin High School in 1956 and moved to Ohio to begin her career.  She achieved an upper management position within the Ohio Bell Telephone Company, managing telecommunications and information services for all of Ohio.

She retired in 1991 and spent several years traveling the country with her husband, Denton, who would work while she combed every community for unique shops and gifts that she often brought back to her family.  In 1996 they moved to New Port Richey, Florida to start their retirement life.  Neither could sit still for long and they became volunteers within the community, receiving a philanthropy award for a “Giving Heart” in 2004 from Community Aging and Retirement Services, where she spent many hours working to create computer classes as well as building a community of quilters to work together and display their finished pieces.   Betty loved to quilt in her later years, it gave her great joy and a support system of wonderful friends.   She always had a smile on her face and a loving heart.

Betty was predeceased by her husband, Denton and leaves behind her daughter, Erika; son in law, Rich, 4 grandsons, Richard (RJ), Nathan, Zachary and Mathew; 1 great grandson, Oliver; her beloved sister Barbara; and numerous friends.  She will be greatly missed by all.


Funeral Service

The funeral will take place on September 27, 2023 at 6:00 PM at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home (5228 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey, FL 34652)

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  • September 28, 2023
    Cathy says:
    Such a beautiful lady. Will be missed by many. Thank you for the memories. 🙏

  • September 27, 2023
    Deborah marcum says:
    Lovely lady, my condolences to her family. I worked for her at Ohio Bell.

  • September 27, 2023
    Jeff Bizzarro says:
    My condolences and prayers.

  • September 24, 2023
    Keith Eaton says:
    To Bettys Family, The life member club of the Telcom Pioneers has made a memorial donation in Betty's name to Pilot Dogs Inc. To aid the blind in their quest for mobility in our sighted world. Our Prayers are with you and with Betty