Betty Ruth Witte, 81, of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

No services are planned at this time.

She was born January 7, 1937 to Elwood and Juanita Henson. She fell in love with Thomas H. Witte at first sight and they married two months later. They lived in Hiawatha, Kan. for many years before moving to Arkansas. Betty and Thomas moved to Gainesville, Texas in 2006 to help care for family.

Betty is survived by her beloved husband Thomas H. Witte of Gainesville; three children, Joy Holle and husband, David of Gainesville, GeoffWitte and wife, Tammy of Topeka, Kan. and Karen Zenker of Gainesville; nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Flowers or memorials may be sent to Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home, 1809 N. Us Highway 87, Big Spring, TX 79720.

Arrangements under the direction Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home and Crematory, online condolences may be made at www.npwelch.com.