Betty Jean Walker, 78, of Niles, Mich., formerly of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., daughter of the late Melvin E. and Edna (Little) Koontz, was born May 22, 1930, in Flora, Ill. She died Oct. 29, 2008, in South Bend, Ind.
Betty was united in marriage to James Luther Walker on June 25, 1951, at DeQueen, Ark. She spent her working years as a school teacher.
Betty was a member of the Franklin First Baptist Church in Franklin, Ark.
She is survived by: one son, Stephen J. Walker and wife Edie of Niles, Mich.; one brother, Richard Koontz of Phoenix, Ariz.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her husband; parents; two brothers; and one sister.
Funeral services were held Nov. 5 at the Franklin First Baptist Church in Franklin, with Bro. Robert Norton officiating. Interment followed in the Violet Hill Cemetery at Violet Hill, Ark., under the direction of Barker Horseshoe Bend Memorial Chapel in Horseshoe Bend.