Betty Louise Budd, formerly of Jasper, was born January 22, 1932 to Thomas Jefferson Brown and Edna Zelia Currier, in Carl Junction, MO.

Betty Louise Budd, formerly of Jasper, was born January 22, 1932 to Thomas Jefferson Brown and Edna Zelia Currier, in Carl Junction, MO.

She was the fourth of nine children, as a youth was baptized a Christian.

When she was a teenager she came to Jasper to work at Judy's Cafe and on Dec 7, 1950, she married Merle Rex "Buck" Budd and to this union five children were born, Merle Rex Budd, Jr (Rita), Neosho, MO, Phillip C. Budd, Jasper, Violet Kollmeyer (Murl), Greenfield, MO, Kay Budd (Larry), Jasper, and Hope Budd of Arkansas.

Her surviving siblings are Riley Brown, Carl Junction, MO, Eva Jean of Wichita, KS, Molly Ann and Maritta Pearl.

She was an avid quilter, loved trying new craft projects & also enjoyed fishing, gardening, canning but most of all she enjoyed her family and time spent around her kitchen table with them. She was well known for her cinnamon rolls and dinner rolls with chicken & noodles. She retired from Big Smith where she was a seamtress.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, son Phillip, two brothers Neil and Thomas Jr, and two sisters Marie and Ella Mae.

Graveside services will be Monday, April 23, 2018 at 2 p.m. in Waters Cemetery, northwest of Jasper. In lieu of flowers her request would be to make a donation to the Alzheimers Foundation or the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in care of the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Weng Funeral Chapel. Online condolences can be made at Weng Funeral Chapel.com.