Betty Lunsford

Monday, January 10, 2022
Betty Lunsford

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Betty Louise Lunsford, daughter of the late Vernon Carl Barton, and Goldie (Nee) Barton was born June 22, 1932, in Doe Run, Missouri, and departed this life on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 89 years.

Mrs. Lunsford loved her church and church family at Murray Lane Baptist Church in Sikeston, especially since Pastor McCullough “told it how it was.” She loved to garden, cook, spend time with her grandchildren, telling stories. She had a keen ability to remember everything.

She married Dillard Lunsford in Farmington, Missouri. He preceded her death on Sept. 24, 1999.

She is survived by one son, Carl (Cheryl) Graham of Bremen, Ohio; one daughter, Tracy Mattingly of Sikeston, Missouri; one brother, Robert (Norine) Barton of Longmont, Colorado; one sister, Carol (Phil) Campbell of Longmont, Colorado; eight grandchildren, Carla Graham, James Graham, Chelsie (Taylor) Hardy, Clorissa Graham, Chance Graham, Dennis (Rachel) Peridore, Kenneth (Amanda Smith) Liggons, Bethany (Tremain Roberts) Liggons; 11 great-grandchildren, Aaron Stricker, Jayme Barks, Caleb Barks, Austin Graham, Bryanna Wilkins, Julie Price, Mariah( Liam Roberts) Price, Anakin Peridore, Tucker Peridore, Madison Liggons, Zachary Liggons; and two great-great-grandchildren, Quinn Hardy, Corbin Weekly and one special friend: Connie Day.

Apart from her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Sandra Winberry; one sister, Aletha Lunsford; one brother, Vernon Barton.

There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Jan. 16, 2022, at the Murray Lane Baptist Church in Sikeston with Pastor Joe McCullough officiating.

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