Funeral services for Betty J. Smith, 83, Springfield, Missouri, formerly of West Plains, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 5, 2015 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Smith went to be with the Lord peacefully Thursday morning, December 3, 2015 at The Manor at Elfindale.
She was born February 16, 1932, to Tollie and Nora Langston. Betty grew up in Tecumseh, Missouri before moving to West Plains at the age of fifteen. She graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1949. She married the love of her life, Harold Smith, on October 27, 1956. They were blessed with two children, Pam and Tollie. While in West Plains, Betty worked in banking, retiring from Boatmen’s Bank after twenty-seven years of service. In 2010, Betty and Harold moved to The Creekside in Springfield to be closer to family. Mrs. Smith was a member of First General Baptist Church, West Plains.
She is survived by her daughter, Pam Henson, Springfield, Missouri; her son, Tollie Smith and wife, Diana of Leesburg, Florida; two granddaughters, Shauna Hyde and husband, Ben, Frisco, Texas and Amanda Holbrook and husband, Sam, New Market, United Kingdom.
Her parents, husband, son-in-law, David Henson and three sisters, Vloice Blackburn, Vernie Pleasant and Earlene Herd, precede her in death.
Visitation will be from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m., Saturday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First General Baptist Church of West Plains and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Betty’s life.