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Betty Russey Shackleton

May 10, 1930 October 7, 2019
Betty Russey Shackleton
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Obituary for Betty Russey Shackleton

Betty Russey Shackleton, 89, of Chapin died Monday, October 7, 2019 at Rice Estate in Columbia, SC.

Born on May 10, 1930 in The Panama Canal Zone, she was a daughter of the late Charles Emmitt and Louise Hughlings Russey. She was married to her late husband Dr. Charles Calvin Shackleton for 62 years.

Mrs. Shackleton was a talented and gracious lady, a devoted wife and supporter to her late husband in his veterinary practice, and an involved and loving mother to their four children. She and her husband were one of the first residents of the Tega Cay community in York County, South Carolina. When time permitted, Betty enjoyed painting pastel portraits.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Sandra Lynn Shackleton and William Gilbert Shaver of Denton, NC, Carrie Charlene Shackleton and Butch R. McGraw of Chapin, SC, Charles Calvin Shackleton, II and Wendy Lyle Gainey Shackleton of Mooresville, NC, and Christine Fanny Shackleton DuBose of Awenda, SC; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and a sister Brenda Russey Griffitt.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to Lutheran Hospice, PO Box 805, White Rock, SC 29177.

On line condolences may be sent to the family at

Whitaker Funeral Home of Chapin is assisting the family.

Memorial Contribution

Lutheran Hospice

PO Box 805
White Rock, SC 29177

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