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Elizabeth "Betty" Weisenberger Bright, age 93, widow of William "Billy" Morrison Bright IV, slipped away on April 25, 2017, surrounded by her loving family, to her heavenly home. Betty was the daughter of the late Augustus Joseph Weisenberger and Louise Egalite Weisenberger. She was preceded in death by her three sisters, Edith Woeber, Mary Louise Martin, Ann Bozarth, and one brother, Philip Joseph Weisenberger II. Betty is survived by two chosen daughters, Elizabeth "Missy" Louise (Mike) Bradley and Patricia "Pattie" Bright (Chuck) Wilson. Betty was the grandmother of four beloved grandsons, Charles Schade (Saree) Wilson III, William Mathney (Kimberly) Wilson, Robert Hammond (Melissa) Wilson, and Thomas Joseph (Morgan) Wilson. She was the great-grandmother of four precious great-grandchildren, Lacie, Ellie, Cameron, and Tripp. Betty is also survived by her sister-in-law, Betty McWilliams Weisenberger, and many, many very special nieces and nephews who loved their Aunt Betty dearly and will carry on her tradition of family get-togethers. Betty was a lifelong resident of her beloved Midway except while stationed throughout the United States during Billy's Air Force career where upon they retired back to Midway in 1967. She was a graduate of Cardome Academy, Georgetown, and attended the University of Kentucky. She was a devoted member of St. Leo Catholic Church for over fifty years where she served on the Parish Council. She was active with the Woodford County Homemakers and the Midway Woman's Club. She was the first woman to be elected the Midway City Council which she served on for 22 years. Her passions while being on the council was the restoration and preservation of the 1917 Model T Ford Fire Truck and the maintenance of the Midway Cemetery. Betty's love for animals was always obvious. She rescued several of her dogs, the most memorable being Jessie, who survived a local fire and became a devoted "family member" of hers. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of Betty's wonderful care givers that helped her during her time at Daisy Hill and The Homeplace at Midway. A Funeral Mass was held on Friday, April 28, 2017, at St. Leo Catholic Church. Committal was at the Midway Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to St. Leo Catholic Church-Building Fund, 295 Huntertown Road, Versailles, KY, 40383. (Paid obituary)

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