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Mrs. Betty Sue McGalliard Mench, 86, of Valdese, passed away on Wednesday May 27, 2020 at her residence, following a period of declining health.
Betty was born on October 23, 1933 in Burke County to the late Ivey McGalliard and Florence Powell McGalliard. She was a member of First Baptist Church Valdese and was a loving, wife, mother and homemaker for her entire family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Mench, and one brother, Grady McGalliard.
Survivors include her children, David Mench of Valdese, and Linda Handley of Greer, SC, one brother, Carl McGalliard and one sister, Bonnie McGalliard Cox. Also surviving are her grandchildren; Ben Handley, Rachel Phillips and husband Joseph, and Nathan Handley and partner Melanie Pegg,; and her great-grandchildren; Bryson, Gavin, Noah, Chance, Lillie and Fletcher.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Hillcrest Cemetery at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Josh Lail officiating.
Memorials may be sent to Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the Mench family.