She had worked at the Glove Factory and Walmart and was a member of Newton Springs Baptist Church, Fordsville.
Betty was preceded also in death by her son, David Wayne Staples; a brother, Sonny Arnold; and a sister, Mable Siebert.
Survivors include her husband, James Staples, of Fordsville; her children, Jimmy (Liz) Staples and Debra Mattingly, both of Fordsville, Dennis (Kelly) Staples, of Philpot, Kentucky, and Derek (Julie) Staples, of Jacksonville, Alabama; brothers, Mickey Arnold, of Sturgis, Kentucky, Billy Arnold, of Eufalla, Alabama, and John Arnold, of Leitchfield, Kentucky; sisters, Lou West, of Canada, and Julia Thurmon, of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; nine grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Newton Springs Baptist Church with burial in Fordsville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Geary Funeral Home and after 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.