Betty Jean Lawrence, the daughter of the late Leo and Viola Sanders Breece, was born in Parma on March 13, 1933, and died at her home in Winfield on Sept. 10, 2006, at the age of 73.
She had lived in St. Louis from 1955-1990 when she moved to Winfield. She was a member of the Foley Baptist Church in Foley. She had been a waitress at the Adam's Mark Hotel in St. Louis before she retired. She had volunteered for many years at the Winco Senior Center in Winfield.
On May 29, 1951, she was married to J.W. Lawrence in Piggott, Ark.
Surviving are her husband, J.W. Lawrence of Winfield; one son, Doyle Wayne Lawrence of Winfield; two daughters, Donnah Jean Lawrence of St. Louis and Diane Lawrence of Warrenton; four grandchildren; four brothers, Howard "Tom" Breece of Texas, Doyle Breece of Lone Oak, Ark., Randell Breece of Jackson, Buck Breece of Lilbourn; four sisters, Lavern Orr, Pauline Baldwin and Lavada Schoyer, all of Cuba, and Wilma Baker of Troy.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Breece and one sister, Camille Breece.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Bro. Mark Powell of Risco officiating.
Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery with Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter in charge of all arrangements.