Elizabeth Jane "Betty" LILLY HEDRICK

Willow Springs City Cemetery
Howell County,

Sep 12, 1922
Jan 22, 2010

Elizabeth Jane "Betty" Hedrick of Willow Springs passed away on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, at Willow Care Nursing Home. Born on Sept. 12, 1922, in Hutton Valley, MO, to Frank and Ethel (Calbert) Lilly, she was 87 years old.
After graduating from Willow Springs High School, she attended State Teachers' College in Springfield, MO, and later taught one year at Lower Burnham School, one year at Noblett School, and two years at Hutton Valley School. In the years that followed, Betty became a beautician, operating her own shop in Willow Springs. In 1965, Betty moved to St. Louis, MO, where she began a 19-year career at McDonald-Douglas Aircraft, enjoying shopping at the many malls around the city and county. After retirement, she returned to Willow Springs, where she cared for her home and flower garden and volunteered for many years at American Red Cross blood drives.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jack Lilly of Springfield, MO.
She is survived by her sister, Bonnie Phares, and nephew, Chuck Phares of Willow Springs; her nieces, Carolyn Griva of San Diego, CA, and Michelle Peck of Liberty, MO; and her two nephews, Matt Lilly of Springfield, MO, and David Lilly of Trenton, IL; and many great- and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 31, at the First Baptist Church, located on Fifth and Harris streets in Willow Springs. Burial will follow Sunday's service at the Willow Springs City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances are made in her name to the Willow Springs Scholarship Club, P.O. Box 484, Willow Springs, Missouri 65793. Arrangements are under the direction of Willow Funeral Home in Willow Springs.
(Howell County News, Jan. 27, 2010)

Contributed on 11/17/16 by mjrwag
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