Elizabeth “Betty” Reither – Age 65, passed away on January 5, 2023, in Nashville, TN. She was born on May 30, 1957, in Bethlehem, PA. She grew up in PA, and later in life moved to Clarksville, TN. She was a homemaker who had an exceedingly kind heart who loved her family and loved helping others. Betty had a good sense of humor; she loved to laugh and joke around. She had a sensitive side too but could also be stubborn – like her way or the highway! She enjoyed shopping, going to Walmart, Christmas shopping for her family, watching the Hallmark channel, traveling, going to casinos, tracing her family roots through genealogy, taking pictures and videos, looking at wildlife, and gardening! Betty really loved flowers – buying them, receiving them, and growing them. She enjoyed eating out and her most favorite foods were pizza, spaghetti and meatballs, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, chocolate ice cream, spinach ravioli, spinach lasagna, and Chinese food… but she also loved her husband’s homemade cooking, especially his chicken noodle soup. All these things made Betty who she was, and those who loved her will remember all of these qualities about her, and they will continue to love and miss her daily.
Betty is preceded in death by her father, Dale R. Jackson Sr. (Army Veteran) and her son, Matthew Jackson. She is survived by her husband, John Shilkitus; children, Shawn Reither, Candice Reither, and Jennifer Reither; ten grandchildren; mother, Lorraine Jackson; sisters: Susan Bennett, April Jackson, Janet Humphrey, and Melissa Peacock; brother, Dale R Jackson Jr.; two nephews and one niece.
A private family gathering will take place at a later date to memorialize Betty’s life.
Arrangements provided by Lumen Cremation, 7978 Coley Davis Rd., Ste. 101, Nashville, TN 37221.