SIKESTON - Betty Lou Launius, 80, died at 10:20 p.m., May 4, 2007, at Bertrand Retirement Home in Bertrand.
Born Dec. 13, 1926, in New Madrid County, to the late Alonzo William and Elphia Marie Edmondson Collier, she was an elementary teacher at Morehouse in the 1940s, an administrative assistant with Himmelberger-Harrison for 35 years and a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Nelson Berbling of Sikeston; four grandchildren, Mark and Lisa Pratt, Mandy Pratt, Katherine Pratt and Jonathan Berbling of Sikeston; two great-grandsons, Cody Pratt and Nicholas Pratt of Sikeston; two step-grandsons, Neil Berbling and Christopher Berbling of the state of Illinois.
Visitation is from noon until time of services at 2 p.m. Monday in the Dempster Chapel at First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jeremiah Reeve, associate pastor, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston.
Pallbearers will be: Harry Pratt, Charles Pratt, Donald Pratt, Brant Pratt, Stacy Pratt and Nelson Johnson.
Blanchard Funeral Chapel of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements.