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Betty L Deighton
  • December 04, 1941
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  • August 06, 2016

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Betty Deighton, 74 of the Villages passed away suddenly on August 6, 2016. She was born in Tower, MI the daughter of Gordie and Goldie Buzzell, and was one of 7 daughters. She married Wayne Deighton in February of 1964. She moved to the Villages from Michigan in 1998.

She earned a Bachelors Degree in Education from Central Michigan University, and went on to earn a Masters Degree from Oakland University and was also a Licensed Social Worker. She taught for many years and spent the last several years of her working life as a Principal at WJ Maxey Boys Training School. At the Villages she kept active, creating and teaching “Giggles and Shakes” exercise class. She loved spending time with her family, playing cards, doing crossword puzzles and playing with her dog “Teddy”.

She is Survived by her Husband, Wayne Deighton of the Villages; daughter, Robyn Deighton, of Grand Island, FL.; son, David (Karen) Deighton, of Linden, MI.; and son, Jeremy (Heather) Deighton, of Marion, MI.; and 4 grandchildren; Joshua, Alison, Derek and Jared, and 3 sisters

Per her request, cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society. Her wish is that her friends put on their shoes and a sparkly hat and head to the square to dance like nobody’s watching.


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  2. 10 Aug 2016
    Sue & Shirley Berry says:
    Dave, Karen and Family ~ We are so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Please know our hearts and prayers are with you all. With Love and Hugs, Sue & Shirley Berry

  3. 10 Aug 2016
    Sue & Shirley Berry lit a candle:
    Lit since August 10, 2016 at 8:35:19 AM

  4. 09 Aug 2016
    Mark A Dull says:
    I am a better person having known you Betty!! It was an honor working with you at W. J.. Maxey BTS all those years!! Great memories of you bringing the girls softball team up there showing the boys up on the diamond!!
    Bless you and your family ❤️

  5. 09 Aug 2016
    Andrea says:
    I love you Aunt Betty,and I will miss you. Have fun dancing with Mom, Aunt Ina, Aunt Lois, and Grandpa & Grandma.

  6. 09 Aug 2016
    Walter and Laura says:
    We wish we had known Betty. This obituary paints a picture of a wonderful woman who worked and played hard, loved her family, and left a positive and lasting impression on family, friends, and students. Knowing Robyn to be a kind, intelligent, and generous person, we know she must have been a fabulous mother, as well. We send our condolences to the entire family and hope that good memories will ease your grief. Lots of love, hugs, and prayers....

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