Betty Jayne LaFantasie, 86, of Searcy passed away, Saturday, June 5th surrounded by her loving family.
She was born September 25, 1934, in Rocky Mound, Arkansas to the late Ivy and Vila (Pickard) Mitchell.
Betty graduated from Hope Highschool where she was a standout basketball player. She was a long-time member of West Race Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. Betty retired from Sears after 43 years of service. Betty and her late husband, Don loved adventure and traveled extensively. She also loved camping, boating, and waterskiing. Over the years she had taught many children to waterski. Betty enjoyed bowling; she joined a bowling league in Searcy played as a member for 40 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend who will be dearly missed.
Left to cherish her memory is her children, one son, Dan LaFantasie (Sandy) of Searcy; one daughter, Donna Kellar (Stan) of North Little Rock; four grandchildren, Brooke Osborne, Sam Osborne, Ashley Broome, and Madison Shoebottom; five great grandchildren, Rocco Raley, Riley Dixson, Corbin Dixson, Kindyl Foster, and Braidyn Kratzer; one brother, Bill Mitchell; and her best friend, Pat Rice.
In addition to her parents Betty was preceded in death by one brother, Russ Mitchell; and one sister, Brenda Harvey.
Visitation will be from 12:00-1:00 PM, Saturday, June 19th with a Memorial Service starting at 1:00 PM at West Race Baptist Church.
All Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Searcy McEuen Funeral Home.
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