OBITUARY: Betty Thurman Stewart, 89, of Cocoa, Passed Away Sept. 5 at Hospice of St. Francis
By Space Coast Daily // October 4, 2021
Betty was the 1950 homecoming queen at Murray State University
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Mrs. Betty Thurman Stewart, age 89, of Cocoa, Florida, formerly of Murray, Kentucky, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, September 5, 2021, at Hospice of St. Francis in Titusville, Florida.
Mrs. Stewart was born on April 4, 1932, to the late Charles Rudolph Thurman, Sr., and Mary Euple Outland Thurman.
Mrs. Stewart was a graduate of Murray High School and Murray State University. She was a majorette in both marching bands and was the 1950 homecoming queen at Murray State University. She was a member of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.
Betty married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, Dr. Chad Lee Stewart, Sr. They enjoyed 68 wonderful years of marriage. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.
Betty enjoyed music, sports, watching ice skating, and playing bridge. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed competing in local tournaments as well as many fun-filled golf trips to Florida with her family and friends. Betty enjoyed life to the fullest. She had a friendly, outgoing personality and never met a stranger. She will be greatly missed.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Chad Lee Stewart, Sr; one sister, Euva Nell Mitchell Gibbs; as well as one nephew, Craig Thurman.
Survivors include her son, Dr. Chad Lee Stewart, Jr. (Beth); one brother, Charles R. “Boogie” Thurman, Jr. (Joan); two grandchildren, Chad Lee Stewart III and Carlyn Liesel Stewart; two nieces, Phyllis Mitchell and Cathy Mitchell; as well as one nephew, Ashley Thurman (Pam).
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at the Murray City Cemetery Mausoleum with Bro.
Keith Inman officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Friday, September 24, 2021, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
Online condolences can be made at, www.thejhchurchillfuneralhome.com.