Betty Mae Rhymer

Betty Mae Rhymer

Betty Mae Rhymer, 79, of Dongola, died at 7:26 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at her home.

She was born on Nov. 25, 1936, in Union County, the daughter of William and Melissa Tucker Hutchison.

She married Kenneth LaWesley "Wesley" Rhymer on April 15, 1953.

She worked at Union County Hospital in the ER and obstetrics. She also worked at Harrah's Casino in Metropolis as a cashier. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She also enjoyed time working in her flower garden and doing jigsaw puzzles. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.

Survivors include her two sons, William (Terrie) Rhymer of Dongola and Kenneth (Tammy) Rhymer of Tunnel Hill; two daughters, Dianna (Billy) Schultz and Sue (Tom) Schultz, all of Cypress; 13 grandchildren, Travis (Mindy) Schultz, Stacy (Chris) Browning, Dustin (April) Rhymer, Michael (Bobbie) Schultz, Stante Schultz, Curtis (Destiny) Rhymer, LaWesla (John) Matlock, Warrant Officer Andrew (Valerie) Rhymer, Nathan (Brittney) Rhymer, Rebecca (Jamie) Yates, Jeffery (Hannah) Schultz, Bridgett (Tommy) Murrie aand Courtney (Ezra) Hunter; 35 great-grandchildren; six sisters, JoAnn (Homer) Foskey of Illinois, Mary Ann (Donnie) Jones of Florida, Linda (Eli) Helton of Indiana, Phyllis (David) Chick of Kentucky, Kim (Brian) Reeves of Missouri and Connie (Bill) Yates of Illinois; two brothers, Bill Hutchison of Illinois and Paul Hutchison of Texas; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother, Donnie Hutchison.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Crain Funeral Home in Dongola, with the Rev. Jay Franklin officiating. Interment was in Friendship Cemetery in Dongola.

Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Crain Funeral Home in Dongola was in charge of arrangements.


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