Betty Cantwell Mowell, 88, of Kingsport, passed away peacefully Friday, August 7, 2020 at Preston Place Suites.
She was born May 14, 1932 in Morristown, a daughter of the late David and Ida Cantwell. She resided in Kingsport since 1957.
Betty graduated from Morristown East High School. She graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1960 with a master’s degree in education.
She married Robert O. Mowell on July 27, 1957 at St. Paul Presbyterian Church, Lowland.
Betty retired from Kingsport City Schools in 1992 following 36 years of service. Betty was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma for Professional Educators, Kingsport Retired Teachers, and Bethel Presbyterian Church, where she served as a youth group leader and taught Sunday school.
She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mom, grandma, sister and friend who loved to watch tennis and spend time with her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert O. Mowell, in 2013; sisters, Nina Cantwell Styke and Mary Cantwell Ayers; and her brothers, Sonny Cantwell and Harry Cantwell.
Survivors include her daughters, Mitzi Mowell Mathews (Ron) of Kingsport, and Betsy Mowell Klein (Vern) of Palo Alto, California; five grandchildren, Eric Mathews (Lindsay), Kelly Stockford (Ross), Reid Mathews (Jana), Emily Klein and Laura Klein; great-grandchild, Rhys Stockford; brother, Buddy Cantwell (Marion) Mills River North Carolina; sister-in-law, Shirley Peters (Jimmie) of Knoxville; and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family extends a special thank you to her caregiver Candye and everyone at the Preston Place Suites.
A private graveside service will be held at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Dr. Richard Fifield officiating.
In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial contributions to Bethel Presbyterian Church, 1593 Warpath Dr. Kingport, TN 37664.
Arrangements by: Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport