On May 25, 2022, Betty Lou Roederer Kile of Clinton Tennessee passed away at the age of 90.
Betty was born to Robert A. Roederer and Bessie Garwick Roederer on March 17, 1932 in Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from West High School where she was a majorette and homecoming queen. Prior to high school, Betty rode her horse onto the football field at every game, ending the Star Spangled Banner while rearing her horse.
In 1952, Betty married the love of her life, Kenneth E. Kile and together they raised four children, Vicki Kile Flowers, Kenneth Jr., Janet, and Jeffrey. They also have four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Over the years, Betty was a teaching assistant and in the payroll department at DOE in Oak Ridge.
Betty was an avid gardener attaining Master Gardener status. She enjoyed nothing more than gatherings with her family always providing something amusing for the family to enjoy like blowing giant bubbles, kite flying, or elaborate Easter egg hunts. Betty was also a devoted member of First United Methodist church in Oak Ridge where she served on various committees and groups. Among them, she taught Sunday school kindergarten for thirty years and served on the Christian Homemakers Circle. Betty also served as the church volunteer kitchen administrator.
Betty leaves behind her beloved husband, Kenneth E. Kile, their four children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge on June 18th. Receiving of friends at 1:00pm with services following at 2:00pm and then interment in the church facility.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to TORCH (oakridgetorch.org), the First United Methodist Oak Ridge memorial fund or East Tennessee Miniature Horse and Donkey Rescue.