Betty Jane (Romanola) Shea

July 17, 1942 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Betty Shea Obituary

Betty Jane Shea (Romanola), 81, of Heber Springs, Arkansas, passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2024 in Grenada, Mississippi.   

Betty Jane Shea (July 17, 1942-January 27, 2024) was born Betty Jane Romanola in Memphis, TN to Bertha and Fred Romanola. On January 8, 1974, she was united in marriage to James Elton Shea. Betty served as Administrative Assistant for Mountain Top Water Public Authority for most of her career, and she also served as bookkeeper and tax preparer for several companies and individuals. In her earlier years, she enjoyed camping and fishing with her husband, Jim, and she also looked forward to bringing her grandchildren to Heber Springs every summer to spend time with them.  She also had a passion for researching and tracing genealogy trees for her friends and family in different libraries of multiple states. 

Betty is survived by her granddaughter, Jessica Kirk (Shea) and her step granddaughter, Amanda Scheafer (Jordon) both of Grenada, Mississippi, along with her great-grandchildren, John Casen Kirk and Hayden and Hudson Scheafer. Betty is also survived by her stepson, Michael S. Shea of Heber Springs, AR, nephews Keith Nixon of Pearl River, LA  and Kevin Nixon of Brighton, TN, along with great-nieces Nikki, Cassidy, Kailey, and Jenna and great-nephew, Hayden. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Phillip LaFerny, her sister, Patricia Coleman, and her husband of 48 years, Jim Shea. 

A graveside service will be held Thursday, February 1st at 2:00 p.m. at Heber Springs City Cemetery in Heber Springs, Arkansas. Friends and family are invited to attend.

In memory of Betty, contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Graveside Service is 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 1, 2024 at Heber Springs Cemetery Pavilion. 

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Graveside Service
February 1, 2024

2:00 PM
Heber Springs Cemetery
725 S 4th Street
Heber Springs, AR 72543


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