EAST PRAIRIE -- Betty Lou Funk, 88, formerly of Harrisburg, Ark., died at 7:16 a.m. April 6, 2012, at the East Prairie Nursing Center.
Born March 25, 1924, in Blytheville, Ark., to the late William Noel and Edith Hankins Spencer Bennett, since 1996 she had lived in East Prairie where she was active in the Mississippi County R.S.V.P. and Hands Across America and attended the First General Baptist Church. She moved from Harrisburg where she worked at the Johansson Shoe Factory and Terry's House of Flowers and also with her late husband who was a carpenter until his retirement. She later worked as a cook for the Hillbilly Auction Sales and the Easter Auction. At Harrisburg, she was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
On March 26, 1949, she married Norval Funk, who preceded her in death in March 1984.
Survivors include: two stepgrandchildren, Beverly and Janet; and several great-stepgrandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were two brothers, Marvin Spencer and Steven Spencer; three sisters, Fern Duke, Virginia Woodward and Jane Kindle; two half-brothers, Bo Bennett and George Bennett; one half-sister, Ann Evans; and her stepfather, M.H. Bennett.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Monday at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday.
A visitation at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Jackson Funeral Home in Harrisburg, Ark., will be followed by a graveside service at 1 p.m. in the Holly Springs Cemetery. Buddy Hannah will officiate.
Pallbearers will be: Anthony Mansfield, Lee Bright, Jeff Bright, Danny Bright, Ronnie Moreland and T.J. Haynes.
Online condolences can be made at www.shelbyfuneral.com.