Betty Janice Swink

Betty Janice Swink, 80, of Dongola, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau.

She was born on Nov. 12, 1936, in Union County, the daughter of Lloyd Samuel and Alma Irene Smith Sims.

She married Don C. Swink on Dec. 20, 1953, in Jackson, Mo. He preceded her in death on Sept. 13, 2016.

She is survived by her children, Donna (Billy) Williams of Anna, Michael Swink of Dongola and Debbie Holcomb (David Howerton) of Dongola; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild on the way; three sisters, Linda Michaels of Murphysboro, Shelby (Bill) Phelps of Vienna and Lucy Greenway of Metropolis; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Don C. Swink; and two sons, Donnie Ray and Tommy.

She loved to cook, enjoyed reading and tending to her many plants and flower garden. She loved spending precious time with her grandchildren.

Graveside services for Mrs. Swink were at 11 a.m. Friday, July 14, at the Anna City Cemetery, with the Rev. Mickey Williams officiating. Interment was in the Anna City Cemetery.

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Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.

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