Skip to content

Betty Reinsmith

Betty Reinsmith, beloved wife of the late Cecil Ray Reinsmith went to her eternal home on Monday, September 5th at her home with her daughters by her side.

Betty was born January 31, 1939, to Virgil Estes & Elsie Ruth Long.  She was the oldest of nine.  She was born, raised and stayed in Bourbon County.

By being the oldest of the nine gave her many opportunities and responsibilities. She was a jack of all trades there wasn’t anything that she couldn’t or wouldn’t try to attempt.  No one would hesitate to ask for her assistance or knowledge with a task.

Betty began her career at Bluegrass Industries which later became Kentucky Textiles. She retired in 1987 to begin the greatest career of all as a grandmother when her first grandchild Aaron was born.  Later tobe joined by Andrew, Abigail, Alan.

She loved crocheting, sewing, working in her yard, canning and bowling in her younger days, but most of all spending time with family and friends.  She was avid competitive card player.

She is survived by her daughters, Marjorie (Larry) Abney, Melinda (Billy) Biddle. Her grandchildren, William Andrew (Lauren) Biddle, Abigail Louise (Jacob) Barker, Alan Dalton (Ali) Abney, Jonathan (Erin) Sebastian, Amber Biddle.  Her great grandchildren, Raelynn Grace Biddle, Lillian Harper Biddle, William “Liam” Montgomery Biddle, Mason Keller Biddle, John Andrew Biddle, Joseph Ray “Joey” Barker, Emmalyn Gayle Barker, Hunter Sebastian, Karlee Sebastian. She was looking forward to her new great grandchild due in November and a great great grandchild in January. She was also survived by her two sisters, Phyllis (Roy) Courtney, Brenda Cook, brothers in law Jimmy Dampier, Wayne Jones, sisters in law Ann Long and Joyce Long, as well as several nieces, and nephews.

She was proceeded in death by the love of her life, Cecil Ray Reinsmith, her favorite first born Cecil Allen “Lurch” Reinsmithand , her grandson, Aaron Douglas Biddle. Her parents Virgil Estes & Elsie Ruth Longand , her siblings, Fannie Mae Reinsmith, Mary Ruth Dampier, Carolyn Sue Jones, James Estes Long, Jerry Wayne Long, Connie Jean Clem.

Pallbearers were Billy Biddle, Andrew Biddle, Alan Abney, Jonathan Sebastian, Wayne Reinsmith, and Jacob Barker.

Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Abney, Vickie and Joe Herrington, Sue and Scott Weakley, Suzanne and Charlie McDonald.

Visitation will be held at 12:00 with Funeral Service at 2:00 at Bedford Acres Christian Church on September 10th. Jim Hutchison and David Casey officiated.  Burial will follow in the Evergreen Memory Gardens, Paris, KY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bedford Acres Christian Church or Bluegrass Care Navigators.

The funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY.

The online guestbook is at and a 24-hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 859-987-4387.

Leave a Comment