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Betty Lou Evans

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

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Betty Lou Evans, daughter of the late Leslie Edward Lee and Beulah Archer Lee, was born on June 18, 1931, in Bell City, Mo., and died on Oct. 1, 2011, at her residence in Bloomfield, Mo. at the age of 80.

Mrs. Evans was a seamstress at Elder's manufacturing for 40 years before retiring. She was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church in Bloomfield, Mo. where she was active in the United Methodist Wo-men's Group. She was loved by family, friends and all who knew her.

On Nov. 6, 1946, she was united in marriage to James David Evans in Bloomfield, Mo. Mr. Evans preceded her in death on April 29, 2000.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in- law, Kimberly and husband Martin Lingle of Cape Girardeau, Mo. and Phyllis and husband Dennis Gillespie of Nashville, Tenn.; by one brother, Leslie Edward Lee Jr. and wife Delores of Peoria, Ill.; by three sisters, Lois Lee of Iowa City, Iowa, Ruth Ann and husband Clark Anderson of Peoria, Ill. and Monica Sue and husband Larry Gilmer of Sikeston, Mo.; by four grandchildren, Leslie Lee and husband Skye Marthaler of Washington, D.C., Ryan Evans Gillespie and wife Kristen of Nashville, Tenn., Jason Williams of Cape Girardeau, Mo. and Megan and husband Boone Wagner of Camdenton, Mo.; by one great-grandchild, Olivia James Gillespie of Nashville, Tenn. and by one special friend, George Sifford of Puxico, Mo.

Visitation will take place at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, Mo. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funer-al Chapel with Rev. Susan Hoyle officiating.

Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Puxico, Mo.

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