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Betty Frier of Benton

  • Betty Frier

    Betty Frier

updated: 10/16/2017 12:02 PM

Betty Frier, 96, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at St. Agnes Home in Kirkwood, Mo.

She was a graduate of Benton High School, SIU-C and St. Luke's School of Nursing. Betty worked as a nurse, skilled care administrator and in-service director at Franklin Hospital in Benton.

She also was a medical missionary in the Belgian Congo for 10 years.

Betty was the daughter of Clarence and Jessie Frier, who preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by her siblings, Arnold (Lolita, Ruth), Ruth (Lynn) Houghton, Cornelia (Ford) Lipscomb and Susan Wheeler; as well as her nephews, David Frier, Stephen Houghton and Mike Houghton.

Survivors include her nieces and nephews, Fred Houghton, Linda (Ralph) Simpson, Bill (Beth) Lipscomb, Jean (Joe) Shinners and Mary Susan (Allen) Greenwalt; as well as many great-nieces, great-great-nieces, great-nephews and great-great-nephews.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at Masonic-Odd Fellow Cemetery in Benton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Ministries International, P.O. Box 9405, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49509; or to the charity of your choice.

Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton is in charge of arrangements.