Betty Jane Kever Smith was born January 6, 1935 in Wolf Bayou, Arkansas to Oren Kever and Callie Dill Kever. She married Donive Smith on December 22, 1951 in Wilburn, AR. After living in Norfolk, VA and Key West, FL while he was in the Navy, they moved to Kansas City where they raised their two daughters. In 1972 they returned to their Arkansas roots. Betty passed away September 6, 2012 at her home.
She was predeceased by her parents, her loving husband and her brother Opie. She is survived by her two daughters, Donna and Janis Smith of Houston, TX; precious granddaughter, Callie, also of Houston; brother Colby and his wife Adrian of Heber Springs; her dear sister-in-laws; their families; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Betty seemed to be related to everyone she met, or if not, she went to school with them. She knew the history of the county and all of the old home places. She was proud of her Scottish heritage and loved her church community.
Betty’s sharp wit and sense of humor will be missed. We take peace in the fact she is now out of pain and reunited with the love of her life.
Visitation was held September 8, 2012 at Olmstead Funeral Home in Heber Springs, AR. Funeral services were September 9th at 2 pm at Drasco General Baptist Church with Bro. Billy Henderson officiating. Interment followed in the Miller Cemetery.Pallbearers were Allen Ball, Katrina Ball, Dale Cresswell, Bert Kever, Melvin Kever and John Lyons. Honorary pallbearers were O.A. Decker, Vernon Helms and Gary Southerland. Arrangements were by Olmstead Funeral Home.