Betty Jane Belcher Restey

Born in Mauston, Wisconsin on September 24, 1952

Departed on January 5, 2018 and resided in Cedar Hill, Tennessee

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Mrs. Betty Jane Belcher Restey, age 65 of Cedar Hill passed away on January 5, 2018 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

She was born on September 24, 1952 to the late Cyril and Virginia Belcher in Mauston, Wisconsin the oldest of their two daughters.

Mrs. Restey was a very accomplished woman, she started out working at her hometown hospital and volunteering as a EMT. She started in the business office of the hospital and was soon promoted to the Office Manager. It didn’t take her long to rise beyond that and become one of the most sought-after IT HealthCare Consultants in the country. She would continue to work as a consultant until her retirement in 2012. Even after she retired she still got phone calls from different companies all across the United States asking her opinion and wanting her expertise. She was proud that she was self-taught, she said “With hard work and dedication you could go anywhere and do anything you set your mind to.”

Mrs. Restey was the adventures type, becoming a pilot at the age of 29, skydiving and sailing. She was truly in her element when she had the three B’s “Boats, Beaches and Bonfires.” When she wasn’t exploring and traveling with John to places like Alaska, Panama City and this past year New Zealand, you could find her snuggled up with a good book, surfing Netflix with John or spending time with her two cats and two dogs.

She will forever be remembered as a loving wife, sister, aunt and friend to so many.

In addition, to her parents, Mrs. Restey is preceded in death by numerous aunts and uncles.

She is survived by her beloved husband, John Restey; sister, Barbara Ann Belcher Nicksic and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews that adored her.

The family will receive friends on Monday, January 8, 2018 at St. Michaels Catholic Church starting at 10:00am. A Rosary will be held at 12:00 followed by a Funeral Mass.

These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center 4005 Memorial Blvd, Springfield, TN 37172

19 Comments to Mrs. Betty Jane Belcher Restey

  1. Kay Braddock
    January 7, 2018 9:53 am

    John, Betty was really one who enjoyed being outdoors and was such a fun, outgoing person. Thank heavens y’all were able to enjoy retirement early. May God Bless You and the family and may your memories help in the days ahead. Even though we are living in Fairhope, Alabama, now, we will remember you and Betty in our prayers.

    Kay and Hugh Braddock

  2. Chris and Bonnie Clark
    January 7, 2018 12:03 pm

    John & Barb,
    All Our Sympathy to the Families….
    Chris and Bonnie

  3. Lydia Myr
    January 7, 2018 3:44 pm

    my deepest sympathies for the loss of your wife. thinking of you during this difficult time.

    Vichnaya Pamyat

    Lydia Myr

  4. Susan Skalak Bosgraaf
    January 7, 2018 7:53 pm

    Betty was a wonderful person. Went to school with her and worked with her on the ambulance. My condolences to the family,

  5. Patricia Travis
    January 7, 2018 8:10 pm

    Betty was filled with joy and a lust for life. When she meet John he and she enhance each other’s lives. They became stronger in their faith. And bloosum. She is e joy external life in the streets of glory. John am so sorry for your lost. I will miss her. My prayers go out to you and Betty.s family.

  6. Terry Schultz
    January 7, 2018 8:11 pm

    Betty and I were roommates for awhile. Sweet, kind girl. So sad to hear of her passing.

  7. Alicia Sweeney
    January 7, 2018 8:38 pm

    Betty made me feel happy every time we were able to see one another. She even shared .y wedding day with me in Destin fl. She was a great encourager and friend to my mother in law connie sweeney and i know they are having fun in heaven together now. Praying for Bubba (John) and her family

  8. Mary & Kim Busch
    January 7, 2018 8:42 pm

    We extend our deepest sympathies to you, John and Barb. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. We love you.

  9. Marilyn and Randall Johnson
    January 7, 2018 9:11 pm

    Betty was a friend of ours (the Eufaula Alabama bunch) for many years, where we also shared some really great memories, as well as having shared many wonderful friends in our Hospital, our circle, and our community. Betty and John was very comforting in the recent loss of one of Betty’s closest friends, Mary Moran, in June, 2017.
    Myself, as well as a large host of friends, neighbors, and coworkers, want to extend our sincere sympathy to John and Betty’s family for your loss of such a wonderful and compassionate person. Our prayers are that your wonderful memories of Betty will comfort your grief now and in the days ahead. May God bless all of you.

    Marilyn and Randall Johnson
    Panama City Beach, Florida

  10. Pat Daugherty McCurdy
    January 7, 2018 10:51 pm

    My condolences. Betty was a high school class mate. Betty was a very sweet and smart person, loved by all.

  11. Karen Zamniak
    January 8, 2018 8:56 am

    John, very sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and her family.

  12. Ken and Marian Belcher
    January 8, 2018 9:23 am

    Dear Barb, John, and families – So Sorry for your Loss! Betty was a beautiful, sweet, and loving niece, always smiling. May She Rest In Peace! Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and may God Bless you all! We are sending our love and hugs. Uncle Ken and Aunt Marian

  13. Greg Barrett
    January 8, 2018 11:09 am

    My condolences to you John, Barb and the rest of the family. Betty and I were class mates as far back as grade school in New Lisbon, and then in Mauston where we graduated together. Her dad and I were partners and a local Mauston manufacturing business. Truly a sad day.

  14. Cathy Kloser Spatola
    January 8, 2018 12:40 pm

    My deepest sympathy-Betty was a high school classmate-liked & loved by all.

  15. John Doss
    January 8, 2018 4:02 pm

    Betty was a client at the hospital in Eufala, AL and later joined Healthcare Management Systems now Medhost. She was diligent and effective in her job. Condolences to her husband and family.

  16. Jim Betthauser
    January 8, 2018 5:45 pm

    My deepest sympathies to Betty’s family. Knew her Dad well and my sister is married to Betty’s half brother.

  17. Bruce Campbell
    January 8, 2018 11:26 pm

    It was very sad to hear about the passing of our friend Betty! Thoughts and prayers for you John and family! Betty and John would come into the bowling center in Springfield and they bowled the Monday night seniors league!.

  18. Peter & Barbara Mulvey
    January 9, 2018 12:48 am

    We are so saddened to hear of Betty’s passing. May happy memories carry you through this difficult time.

  19. Carol and Howard Fischer
    January 9, 2018 8:14 am

    John, it was so nice to have met you at the last reunion. I am so sorry for you loss. Betty had a good life but much much too short. Prayers for you and your family.

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