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Betty Jakeway, 1924-2019


Last updated 6/4/2019 at 5:01pm

Betty Jakeway with son Ron

Betty Louise Jakeway, 94, of Lake Wales passed away Saturday, May 18 @ 5:35am, at Winter Haven Hospital.

She was born June 12, 1924 in Benton Harbor, Michigan to the late Harold and Vernetta M. (Johnson) Harter. She has been a resident of this area since 1971, moving here from Los Angeles, CA, when her husband Dr. Wade Jakeway came to work for Warner Southern College, now Warner University. She coached softball at Warner and umpired for local recreation leagues, drawing from her experience growing up in Michigan playing on travel teams, city teams and professionally in Michigan.

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