Born 2-18-1941 -- Died 4-2-2007
Betty Sue Holmes, age 66, of Alton, Mo., was born Feb. 18, 1941, in Alton, Mo., the daughter of the late Riley and Dortha Blankenship. She died April 2, 2007, at her home.
She was united in marriage to Ben Holmes on Aug. 18, 1957.
She attended the Alton High School and worked within the community, retiring from the University of Missouri Extension office as a nutritionist assistant.
Survivors include: two sons, Pat and wife Ruth Holmes, and Keith and wife Ginny Holmes; five grandchildren, Kayla Trail and husband Matt, Thera Holmes, Josh Holmes, Chase ?Holmes and Brenna Melton; one sister, Wanda Taylor and husband Bill; one special niece who was like a daughter, Vicky Prevett and husband Mel; a special friend, Otto Deckard; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Riley and Dortha Blankenship; her husband, Ben Holmes; a sister; and a niece.
Services were held on April 5 in the Macedonia Baptist Church with Bro. Joby Steele officiating. Interment followed in the Shiloh Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home of Alton, Mo.