Betty Arlene Shipley Shell Jordan, 88, of Patton, Missouri, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 22, 2019. Born in Decatur, Illinois, to Charles and Goldie (Haslett) Shipley on April 16, 1930, she was the beloved sister to Donald Dean, Gene, Fred, and George. She and Truman Dale Shell were united in marriage on July 4, 1947. This union was blessed with three daughters: Brenda Grant; Norma Davault, of Glen Allen, Missouri; and Kimberly (Ron) Scott of Wadsworth, Ohio; nine grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, one step great-grandchild, twelve great-great grandchildren and three step great-great grandchildren.
After the death of Dale on April 2, 1991, God blessed her with a new love, Warren Eugene Jordan. They were united in marriage on April 9, 1994. To this union, Betty gained the title “Mom” to Mary (Roger) Cash of Laurens, South Carolina; Raymound Jordan of Boyd, Texas; and Cindy (Kirk) Lowe of Cerro Gordo, Illinois; and “Grandma” to ten more grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. She was an “Honorary Grandma” to neighbors Preston, Garret, Kendra, Bethany, Olivia and Joel Watts.
Betty was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She loved to garden, quilt, embroider, fishing, watch birds, and read her Bible . She worked in numerous factories in her life and was a faithful servant to her Lord. She was a Sunday school teacher for many years. She became a member of Harvest Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson, Missouri, in 2017, but it was her decision to ask Jesus Christ into her heart at the age of nine that brought salvation and gave her a home in heaven.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, her four brothers, one daughter Brenda and three grandchildren, Angel, Andrea, and Donnie Ray.
Visitation will be Monday, March 25 from 4-8 p.m. at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill, Missouri. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 26, at 10 a.m in Hutchings Funeral Chapel, followed by the burial in Baker Cemetery, in Marble Hill, Missouri, with her Pastor Randall Perkey and her grandson Jeremiah Collier officiating the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.