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Betty J King

November 15, 1925 ~ January 2, 2021 (age 95)

Obituary

Betty Jean King went to meet her husband at Our Lord’s table on January 2, 2021 at Jerseyville Manor with the employees praying the Lord’s Prayer around her bed. Betty was born on November 15, 1925 to Elmer & Verna Cummings in Jerseyville. She attended Carrollton and Jerseyville schools and later Kitzmiller Beauty School in Alton, IL. She worked in several salons in Jerseyville and later her own shop out of her home for approximately 30 years. Betty is survived by her sister: Lois Remshardt of St. Louis, MO.; her sister-in-laws: Barbara Cates of Arizona and Lois Otto of Alton; and numerous nieces and nephews; and her very special friend, Babette, her dog. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister: Patsy Green, sister-in-laws: Shirley Neikirk and Dorothy Chandler, and brother-in-laws: Bill King, Gene King, and Edward King. Betty was an avid bowler and received many trophies and awards. She also was a doll collector having made the clothing on many of them. Her special doll was a replica of Jackie Kennedy. Betty was above all a wonderful caretaker for her husband, Ralph, for all their married life. Ralph was in an accident and incurred injuries leaving him a paraplegic from the time of their engagement until his death on December 31, 2018. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Jerseyville. Visitation will be held on January 8, 2021 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Alexander Funeral Home. Funeral will be held on January 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Alexander Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery next to her husband Ralph.

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