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Obituary: Betty Karren Dille DeDario

Betty Karren Dille DeDario, age 69 of Spring Hill, Tenn. passed away at her residence, Jan. 3, 2014.  

DeDario was a graduate of Chesapeake High School in Ohio and attended Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.  She was an actress, singer and dancer.  She played Betty Rizzo in the original production of Grease on Broadway in New York City.  Member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA  and also of the SAG Award Nominating Committee.  In 1978 she toured as back up vocalist with Engelbert Humperdinck.  

DeDario recently performed Cabaret acts in New York City.  She was active locally in exercise classes where she was fondly known as “Broadway” & “Miss B”.  She loved her family dearly and will be sadly missed. 

She is survived by husband, Vincent DeDario; daughter, Lara (Rob) Harris; grandchildren, Bailey, Emily and Amanda Harris; brother, George (Jamie) Dille; sisters, Linda (John) Duncan & Becky Flowers; several nieces and nephews. 

Memorial services will be conducted at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at Spring Hill Memorial Funeral Home with visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Snooty Giggles Pet Rescue of Spring Hill, Tenn., at,  or the Pet Rescue of your choice.  Spring Hill Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 931-486-0059.

1/9/14, Williamson Herald 

Posted on: 1/5/2014


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