Mary Jane (Brotzman) Betts

November 19, 1923 ~ September 12, 2023 (age 99) 99 Years Old


Mary Jane Betts peacefully went to meet our Lord September 12, 2023, in her home, surrounded by family after a very brief illness and just 2 months before her 100th birthday.

Jane began life in Richmond & Albany, California, and enjoyed her teaching career in Chico, California, where she met husband, Elton.  After retirement, they settled in Heber Springs, Arkansas. 

Late in life, Jane was still very active in the Seve Springs Cleburne County Extension Homemakers Club, enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, line dancing, water aerobics, and world travel. 

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Elton Betts, and her oldest daughter, Trudy Spencer Maiga. Survivors include daughters Susan Castner of Schertz, TX and Sandy Gutierrez of Colima, Mexico, 5 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and niece/friend Sharon Emerson, and family of Harrison, Arkansas. 

Jane requested that there be no funeral service and she will rest beside Elton in Friendship Cemetery Springdale Arkansas.

Please send any memorial gifts to Sugarloaf Baptist Church,  699 Wilburn Rd, Heber Springs, AR 72543 or your favorite charity. She was a lifelong supporter of many, including the USO, Arkansas Sheriffs’ Assoc. Youth Ranches and Samaritan's Purse.

Expressions of sympathy can be mailed in care of Sharon Emerson, 1800 Capps Road #4, Harrison Arkansas 72601 and will be shared with her daughters and grandchildren.

Mom. You we're a inspiration for all. You enjoyed your life and set a great example for the rest of US     Sandy 

My Mom lived a quiet, beautiful life that I would like to follow.  We have been blessed to enjoy her for so many years.      Susan

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