Bette S. Scism

Monday, January 23, 2012

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Bette S. Scism, 87, died Jan. 20, 2012, at the Galloway Nursing Home in Galloway.

Born Jan. 20, 1925, in Bell City, Mo., daughter of the late Gus and Flodia Wilkerson Keller, she had lived in Stodddard County, Mo., most of her life before moving to Memphis four years ago.

On Jan. 29, 1952, she married Byron Scism who preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 2006.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Warren Keller.

Surviving are: three sons, Tom Scism of Germantown, Bill Schween of Memphis and Eric Schween of New Glans, Wis.; and six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were conducted today at the Bloomfield Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo., with the Rev. Gilbert Mitchell officiating.

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