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Betty Strange

Sep 30th, 1929 - Sep 26th, 2021

Graveside Ceremony:  11 a.m. Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at Elmwood Cemetery in Flora

 Those attending are asked to arrive directly at the cemetery.


     Betty Strange, age 91, of Flora, Illinois, passed away early Sunday morning, September 26, 2021, at Cisne Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.

     She was born September 30, 1929, in Clay County, daughter of the late James Monroe and Helen Henrietta (Hoard) Henderson.  Betty married George W. Strange on March 13, 1949, in Flora, and he preceded her in death in 1975.

     Betty worked for the shoe factory and later retired from the garment factory.  Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her much joy over the years, and she enjoyed spending time reading and putting jigsaw puzzles together.

     She is survived by 2 daughters: Karen (Thomas) Bauman of Troy, Missouri, and Kathy (Lloyd) Barrett of Warrenton, Missouri; a special friend: Nicole “Niki” Lewis; 4 grandchildren: Deanna (Ankur) Panthi, Zachariah “Zach” (Elisa) Strange, Chad Bauman (Justin Dunleavy), and Casey (Chad) Kerns; 9 great-grandchildren: Sydney Strange, Kennedy “KJ” Kerns, Alex Baumann, Caleb Strange, Grant Baumann, Quinn Kerns, Brynn Panthi, Cora Panthi, Everett Bauman-Dunleavy; 8 siblings: Neoma Stine, Edward “Dale” Henderson, Eula Berry, Patsy “Pat” Blaney, Donna Teter, Kenneth “Kenny” Henderson, Dana (Danny) McCormick, and Betty “Marie” (Ralph) Morris; and a host of nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; a son: George "Ed" Strange; 4 brothers: James Everett Henderson, Melvin Henderson, Francis Henderson, Robert “Bob” Henderson; and a sister: Sandra “Sandy” Lowtrip.

     A graveside ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at Elmwood Cemetery in Flora.  Those attending are asked to arrive directly at the cemetery.  Arrangements are by Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to a choice of either St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Shriners Hospitals for Children-St. Louis, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence, visit:


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Nancy byets

September 28th

Betty was a sweet lady who I called a friend. I'm so happy that she gave her heart to Jesus!!

Karen Bauman

September 26th

I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. This is a time we never wanted to think about but just know there are friends/co-workers that do care. God bless you & your entire family during this time.

Keith and Cheryl

September 28th

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. She is safe in the Arms of Jesus.


September 28th

It is so hard to say goodbye to our family & friends, but goodbye's are not forever or where our love ends! Keep all your cherished memories close to your heart, there is nothing in this world that can tear that apart! My deepest Condolence for you & your family during this difficult time. Love Linda Scott & family

Art & Judy (Gatewood)Snell

September 26th

Karen. Sorry for loosing your mother. Prayers for your family.

Matt and Tammy Byers

September 27th

We are so sorry about your family's loss. Hugs and prayers to all.

Glory Chambers

September 27th

I only knew Betty for a year, she was a great neighbor. I will miss her.

Nola Hoard Leanna

September 27th

Sending prayers and sympathy to all of Betty's family.

Jordanna Berry Kerns

September 27th

Sending my love to you all, so sorry for the loss of Aunt Betty. I’ll remember her happy with her dogs. xx.



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