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Doty Family Funeral and Memorial Service
Tuesday November 30th, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Doty Family Funeral and Memorial Service
Tuesday November 30th, 2021

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Betty Jean Holman

Betty Jean Holman, 87, of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas, passed away, Thursday, November 25, 2021, in Mountain Home, Arkansas, after a long battle with cancer.

She was born in Beanblossom, Indiana, on November 9, 1934, daughter of the late Dale and Nellie (Husehaur) Reeves. Betty spent her life as a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. She was united in marriage to the Les Holman on June 28, 1953, in Columbus, Indiana. Betty was a proud military wife. Les spent 25 years in the Air Force and during that time they were stationed on Air Force Bases throughout the United States. Betty was a member of Horseshoe Bend First Baptist Church and loved reading her bible. She loved bowling and was a member of the 175 Club twice. Betty also enjoyed women’s softball and sewing. She enjoyed baking and would often bake cookies and take to the grandkids classrooms for them to enjoy.

Betty is survived by her husband, Les Holman of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas; daughters, Deborah Sandon (Ed) of Las Vegas, Nevada and Sherry Lynn Merth (Tim) of Wyoming, Minnesota; grandchildren, Levi Merth (Gina), Leah Merth (Chris), Linsi Brownson (David), Kari Brownson and Sarah Brownson; three great grandchildren; brother, Jim Reeves of Indiana and sister, Barbara Banks of Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dale and Nellie Reeves; brother, Everett Reeves and sisters, Shirley Reeves and Connie Reeves.

Pallbearers include: Ed Sandon, Mike Cribbs, Jerry McCormick and Keith Edwards

Funeral services will be Tuesday, November 30, 2021, beginning at 2:00 PM with Bro. Eric Ertle officiating at Doty Family Funeral & Memorial Service Chapel in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM. Internment will follow services at Evening Shadows Memorial Park in Horseshoe Bend.

Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral & Memorial Service of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas.

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Thinking of you, Grammy.

Sarah Belle Dec 21 2021 4:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Holman

James VanHouten Dec 1 2021 1:17 PM

BJ you were a rock n a BLESSING to ALL whom you shared your LOVE 💗 with n NO ONE CAN NEVER REPLACE YOUR LOVE..
YOU my brother LES n I had SO VERY MANY MEMORIES TOGETHER in the PAST, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN, I only wish we could have had a lot lot more..The lord has gotten another ANGEL HOME. Rest In Peace My Sweet BJ, I'm gonna miss YOU 😇
With Love FOREVER 💕

Your sis-in-law , Verna Nov 30 2021 12:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Holman

Verna Nov 30 2021 12:06 PM

BJ was the only Grandmother & Great Grandmother my family has known. She will be sorely missed. She was always pleasant to be around. Les, we hope to see you as soon as the quarantine period is over.

Tim Merth Nov 30 2021 9:43 AM

Mom touched more lives than she ever knew! She was quiet and kind. Her beautiful spirit and love for all people, especially her family, will forwever live on. We are all blessed for having had her in our lives. Thank you for being a part of that!

Deb Sandon Nov 29 2021 11:28 PM

Sorry for your loss Deb! Tell Les that I send my condolences. We love you.

David Betz Nov 29 2021 6:49 PM

Les and family--So sorry for what you are going through. loved that wonderful sister. Didn't get to see her very often but she was often thought of.

Barb Banks Nov 29 2021 5:50 PM

Grandma BJ was an unparalleled force in our family; a brilliant light of love and kindness, with an unwavering strength she carried with throughout all of her life. I am incredibly grateful for not only the memories I got to share with her, but with her spirit that I have the honor of carrying with me throughout my life. An angel here in earth, and now an angel everlasting. I love you, Grammy.

Sarah Belle Nov 29 2021 5:44 PM

I have never met a soul who was as loving, patient, kind, or optimistic as my grandmother. She saw the best in everyone, and her faith made her humble and strong. The gifts I have received in my life with her will remain with me always. Rest In Peace, Grandma.

Linsi Nov 29 2021 5:29 PM

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