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Mrs. Betty Jane Wilson Pate

Mrs. Betty Jane Wilson Pate age 79, formerly of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Rockaway Beach, Missouri.

Betty was born on May 12, 1938 in Norman, Arkansas to the late Elmer Lee Wilson and the late Jimmie Ruth Abernathy.  She was married to Elijah C. Pate for 53 wonderful years. Betty enjoyed telling people about the Lord and would share His blessings. Never meeting a stranger to share Jesus’ love for all.  God and family always guided her life and were the most important to her. Betty was a loving and thoughtful wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all. She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her husband Elijah Pate, her daughter Elizabeth (Lisa) Tarver and husband James of Rockaway Beach, Missouri.  Grandchildren Angela Ware, Jason Beaver, James Beaver, Marissa Beaver and Kelban Morgan Howell.

Host of friends and other family.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Jimmie Ruth Wilson, a daughter Donna Howell, and a brother Elbert Wilson.

Graveside services will be Wednesday May 9, 2018 at Pleasant Grove at Big Fork at 2:00 p.m. under the direction of the Beasley Wood funeral Home of Mena.

Visitation will be prior to services at Big Fork Cemetery starting at 12:00 (noon).

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