Betty Jean Williams

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Betty Jean Williams, 86, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at Circle of Life Legacy Village in Bentonville, Ark.

She was born July 21, 1930, in Pritchett, Colo., the daughter of Hosea and Ethel (Riddle) Ellis. In 1952, in Garfield, Ark., she was united in marriage to Harold Ray Williams who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one sister, Clara Ellen.

Survivors include: two sons, Mark Williams, of Rogers, Ark., and Mike Williams, of Westville, Okla.; one daughter, Debora Williams and her husband, Matthew Jines, of Shell Knob; two sisters, Sharon Wood, of Pea Ridge, Ark., and Barbara Merritt and her husband, Allen, of Rogers, Ark.; and two grandchildren.

She graduated high school in Canon, Colo.

She spent most of her life as a homemaker but for eleven years she enjoyed working at Walmart.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Shell Knob under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Pastor Bob Gaddis conducted the services. Burial was at Mikeman Cemetery, Shell Knob.

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