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Betty Steel Hardegree

Betty Steel Hardegree, age 84, of Mena, Arkansas passed away at her home on Monday, March 20, 2017. She was born September 10, 1932 in Oklahoma City, to the late Robert Earl and Frances Boyce Steel. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Joe Hal Hardegree.

In early 1960, Betty and Joe moved to Mena where Joe established a law practice. Betty was very active in her community throughout her life. She was a 56-year member of the First United Methodist Church in Mena, a member of P.E.O., the Lioness Club, and founder of a still active book club group, among many other things. She was passionate about golf and regularly competed in tournaments throughout the state and surrounding areas.

Betty is survived by daughters, Alison Hout and husband Greg of San Diego, California and Jennifer Hardegree of Mena, Arkansas; grandchildren, Andrew and Joe Hout of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Ben Hout of San Diego, California.

Betty also leaves a host of friends and her canine companion, Captain.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Mena.

A Memorial service will be held, 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 25, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church of Mena.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

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