Carnations 6

Betty Jane Craig

October 14, 1932 ~ July 4, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old


Betty Jane Craig, 90, of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Tuesday  July 4, 2023. Betty was born October 14, 1932, in Glendale, Oklahoma, to George and Jewell Ryburn. She married Earl Lee Craig and they had one child, Rickie Lee Craig, who died of leukemia at 10 years of age. Everyone who knew Betty knew that Jesus was first in her life.  She was a faithful servant and witness for the Lord. She was a member of Winfield Baptist Church.

Betty graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University and an MBA from Northeastern State University.  Betty's love for children allowed her to pursue her dream of teaching at both elementary schools and as a librarian at Waldron High School. Her true passion was teaching Sunday school to children for Winfield Baptist Church. Betty, also, loved her animals. She raised miniature horses and always had dogs. Betty was a kind and caring person. The memories she made with her loved ones and friends will forever be treasured by each of them. 

Betty is survived by her brother, Don and his wife Darlene of Arlington, Texas and several nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Lee Craig, her son Rickie Lee Craig, her parents, George Washington Ryburn and Jewell Dovie (Hunsucker) Ryburn, and her sister Annabelle Higginbotham.

Betty's memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2023 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Bro. William Crelia officiating. Her interment will be a private family service to follow. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Betty's family will be receiving friends with a reception to be held prior at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2023 at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.  

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Samaritan's Purse, PO Box 3000 Boone, NC 28607.

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Family Will Receive Friends
July 29, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
1879 West 6th Street, Post Office Box 358
Waldron, AR 72958

Celebration of Life
July 29, 2023

11:00 AM
1879 West 6th Street, Post Office Box 358
Waldron, AR 72958


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