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Betty Hartley

January 19, 1950 — March 10, 2024


Betty Joe Hartley “Nana” began her journey as a blessing to this world on January 19th ,1950. She was the daughter of George William Sanderson and Margaret Virgina Sanderson of Nashville, TN. Betty was raised in Nashville and attended Howard High School. In 1965 at the age of 15, she met the love of her life Ronnie Hartley “Papa”.

In 1970 at the end of Ronnie’s service to our country, Ronnie and Betty became man and wife. Their blessed union produced three loving children Autumn “Lee”, Ronald, and Brian. As the Hartley family grew and traveled, Betty created a loving home for her family. In the late 1980’s, the Hartley family settled in Greenbrier, TN when they purchased the historic Kelley Willis School. Betty was able to use her talents to turn this one-time schoolhouse into a beautiful home for her family. Betty and Ronnie raised their children there, and in later times welcomed their 8 grandchildren into this loving home.

Betty’s amazing talents in crafting, home design and historic home remodeling have been showcased throughout the state of Tennessee. They have been featured in historic home tours, craft shows, and even displayed in the Opryland Hotel. Her beautiful talents were evident the most through the love and care she showed to her family.

Betty was baptized into the Lord as a teenager and was a lifelong follower of Christ. For those who knew her, there was no question that Christ dwelled in her heart. Her of love of Christ shined in all she did and created. You could especially see this when she was holding a baby.

Betty was proceeded in death by her parents George and Margaret Sanderson and Brother Robert E. Sanderson.

She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years Lt Col (Ret) Ronnie Hartley. Her children daughter Autumn “Lee” Young (CSM Heath Young), son CMSgt (Ret) Ronald Hartley (Cara Hartley), son Brian Hartley. Her 8 beautiful grandchildren Kinsey Bradley, Addy Jackson (Parker), Ella Young, Rozlyn Hartley, Chandler Hartley, Elaina Hartley, Marlee Joe Hartley and Quinlan Hartley. Her brothers, Bill Sanderson, Donald Sanderson and sister Mary Ann Tidwell.

A visitation and celebration of her beautiful life will be held at the Robertson County Church of Christ on March 16, 2024. Visitation will begin at 10:00 with services beginning at 11:00. Many of her crafts will be displayed showcasing a small measure of the talent and beauty that was in her heart.

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