October 16, 1946 ~ July 5, 2021

Born in: Hudson County, NJ
Resided in: Arden, NC

Cheryl (Willmott) Betchley, 74, of Arden, died Monday, July 5, 2021 at Fleshers of Fairview.

Born in Hudson County, NJ, she was the wife of the late Thomas Betchley, Sr., and the daughter of the late James Frederik and Beatrice Elizabeth (Holloway) Willmott. She was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas Arthur Betchley, Jr.; a brother, Kenneth Willmott; and a sister, Eileen Oddo.

Cheryl was a member of the Arden Seventh-day Adventist Church.

She is survived by a son, Heath Edward Betchley (Shawn), and a daughter, Tonya Dionisio; six grandchildren: Thomas Anthony “Tony” Rupe, Tracy William Betchley, Corey James Betchley (Chasity), Alexander Heath Daniel Betchley, Ian Nathaniel Thomas Betchley, and Christopher Shawn Wilcut; a brother, Richard Willmott (Susan); two sisters: Beatrice Stoltenborg (Richard) and Mary Haas (Sime); and a brother-in-law, Leonard Oddo.

A memorial service at Arden Seventh-day Adventist Church, 35 Airport Rd., Arden, will be held at 4:00 PM Saturday, July 17, 2021.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Cheryl’s memory may be made to the Women’s Ministries or the Music Education for Arden Youth Scholarship, both at Arden Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.


Memorial Service: July 17, 2021 4:00 pm

Arden Seventh-day Adventist Church
35 New Airport Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828) 684-6700

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  1. My prayers for you comfort at the loss of your mom and grandmom. I have many happy memories spent with Cheryl in Eastover.

  2. Cheryl was a woman of unique talents. We first met her through a mutual friend and because of karaoke, we stayed friends because of her warmth and love. She adopted our sons and her own grandsons and encouraged them to always try their best in everything they did. We will always remember the horse and buggy, her precious pups, and playing cards at her sisters place in Kansas. Although we lost touch, we never lost our fondness and memories.

  3. Deepest Sympathy from our family to yours.
    May GOD’s love and tender mercies embrace you and your family during this time of grief and sorrow.


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