Betty Jean King

Betty Jean King, 90, of Cobden, died Monday, April 25, 2022, at the Union County Hospital in Anna. 

She was born on Dec. 4, 1931, in Cobden, the daughter of Elmer “Candy” and Reatha Davis Smith. 

She married Fred Eugene King on Dec. 22, 1950, in McClure. He preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 2008.

Mrs. King is survived by her son, Doug King of Cobden; grandchildren Stephanie (Brandon) Hunter of Jonesboro, Patrick (Nicci) King of Fairview Heights, Liberty Batson and Tracy King; several great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and by two sons, Mike Batson and Larry King Sr.

Graveside funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, April 29, at the Cobden Cemetery. Interment immediately followed.

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

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

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