Betsy Kathleen Spader, 86, of Hot Springs Village, passed away on March 8, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Village, Hot Springs Village.
A memorial service was held at Faith Fellowship Church, 3213 N. Highway 7, Hot Springs Village, on April 6 at 1 p.m. with Larry Spader officiating. She requested her body be donated to Genesis Medical Education and Research Institute.
She was born in Paris, to John and Bessie ( Goldsworth) Bowles on March 17, 1926. She went to high school in Paris, and graduated in 1944. She married Lester Spader on Dec. 2, 1944. They lived in Oklahoma City, Okla., and then moved to a farm outside Waverly, Neb., in 1960, where they lived for many years. She worked at home until her only child was out of school. Then, she was employed as an accountant for the State of Nebraska for 22 years. She made a commitment to Christ as her Savior as a teen. She was very involved in her church each place she lived and served in a variety of positions. She was a member of Living Faith Community Church. She loved to paint, garden, and spend time with children and grand children.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Lester, and brothers, Paul, Noel, and Hubert.
She is survived by her son, Larry Spader of Houston; sisters, Lucy Godwin of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Bessie Mae Hall of Chandler, Okla.; three grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, Betsy requested that memorial donations be made to Living Faith Community Church for the translation of the Old Testament into the Pular Language in Guinea, West Africa. Missionaries George and Doris Nuss of the Christian and Missionary Alliance are in charge of this translation.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Good Samaritan’s in Hot Springs Village for the excellent care they gave Betsy during her time there. They also want to thank Arkansas Hospice for their professional yet loving caring for Betsy.