Betty Lou (Cooper) Channell, age 69, wife of Emmitt T. Channell Jr., of S. Hanover St., North Coventry Twp., died Tuesday in PMMC.

Born in Cleveland Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Rose (Walker) Cooper.

She worked at the former National Liberty Insurance Co., in Malvern Pa.., for many years and was also a Pre-K teacher at Coventry Christian School, in Pottstown.

She was a member of Coventry Hills Church of Christ, in Pottstown, where her husband Emmitt, was a minister since 1978.  She was also very active in teaching Sunday School for many years.

Surviving with her husband of 51 years, are three sons, Dr. John Calvin Channell, husband of Kathryn, of Nashville, Tenn., Steve A. husband of Sheila Channell, of Laverne Tenn., and Brian T. husband of Toni Channell, of Oak Ridge Tenn., along with a daughter, Lucette wife of Frank E. Coughey, of  Jeffersonville Pa. Also surviving are three brothers, James Cooper, of Lebanon Tenn., Sammy Cooper, of Cookville Tenn., and George Cooper, of Decater Alabama, and nine grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 PM Friday at Coventry Hills Church of Christ, 1339 S. Hanover St., Pottstown, with Mr. Warren Kenney, officiating. Burial will be in Limerick Garden of Memories.  Friends may call on Friday from 1 to 1:45 PM at the church.

Contributions may be made in her memory to: Coventry Hill Church of Christ, 1339 S. Hanover St., Pottstown, Pa.  19465.

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