Bettie L. Brown, 1926-2003, Versailles

Bettie L. Brown, 76, of Versailles, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.

She was born Dec. 23, 1926, in Florence, a daughter of Oscar and Dorothy Hodges White.

She was employed at FASCO's in Eldon for 14 years. She belonged to the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Florence, and loved to read and do crossword puzzles.

Surviving are a son, Rodney Brown, of Versailles; four brothers, Aaron White, of Carthage, Jonathan White, of Holden, Philip White, of Springfield, and James White, of Eugene, Ore.; three sisters, Helen Lothrop, of Choctaw, Okla., Dorothy Harleman, of Versailles, and Florence Allen, of Wintersett, Iowa; a granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Almond White and Nathaniel White.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Florence with Pastor Al Oetman officiating. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery in Florence.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Versailles.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Union Cemetery.