Betty Lou Mid­dle­ton

Dorchester Star - - Obituaries -

CAM­BRIDGE — Betty Lou Mid­dle­ton, 87, passed away Sun­day Aug. 7, 2016, with her daugh­ter by her side in Col­orado Springs, CO. She had been di­ag­nosed with lung cancer early in 2016. Betty Lou was born on Jan. 11, 1929, in Hoop­ersville, Mary­land to Ho­race Pre­ston Ruark and Sue El­iz­a­beth Ruark.

Betty Lou was a won­der­ful woman with a huge heart and loved by ev­ery­one. She was out­go­ing and ex­tremely self­less. Her in­ter­ests in­cluded gar­den­ing, read­ing and en­joy­ing time with fam­ily. Betty Lou owned a seafood com­pany called “Fast Fin­gers Seafood” which was lo­cated in Wool­ford, MD. Betty Lou’s most no­table ac­com­plish­ment

was re­ceiv­ing the ti­tle of “Na­tional Cham­pion Crab Picker”. Her record of pick­ing 4 pounds, 9 ounces of crab meat within 15 min­utes re­mains un­beaten. She was re­cently hon­ored in the 2014 Seafood Fes­ti­val lo­cated in Cr­is­field, MD.

Ms. Mid­dle­ton is sur­vived by her chil­dren; Benny Rip­pons, Deb­o­rah La­Casse, Bert Rip­pons and Heidi Diener, her sis­ter Karen Ruark and brother Don­ald Ruark. She was pre­ceded in death by her son, An­thony “Tony” Rip­pons.

Betty Lou was loved by many and missed by all.

A fu­neral ser­vice will be held at 2 p.m. Satur­day, Aug. 20, at Thomas Fu­neral Home, P.A. in Cam­bridge, Mary­land lo­cated at 700 Lo­cust Street. The view­ing will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Fri­day Aug. 19. Betty Lou will be buried next to her de­ceased hus­band, Ver­non David Mid­dle­ton at the Old Trin­ity Church­yard, 1716 Tay­lors Is­land Road, Church Creek, MD. There will be a cel­e­bra­tion of Betty Lou’s life at the Cam­bridge Elks Club af­ter the fu­neral and burial ser vices. Please join us for food and prayers in re­mem­brance of the “Na­tional Crab Pick­ing Cham­pion”, Betty Lou Mid­dle­ton.

BETTY LOU MID­DLE­TON

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