-- Dedicated Mother, sister, and friend; Betty Tolson departed this life
to live with the Lord, May 19, 2012. Betty Tolson was a loving woman who
dedicated her life to family, friends, and her relationship with Jesus.
Betty Jean Elliott-Tolson was
born in Canton, Ohio May 9th 1950 to Mildred Allen and William Elliott,
who preceded her in death. She was the youngest of four children. At a
very early age she was brought to Keytesville, Mo where she was raised
with her brothers and sister by her grandmother Louise Allen.
Betty was educated at Lincoln
School in Keytesville Missouri. Betty moved to California and attended
Audubon Junior High. When she returned to Keytesville, she met the love
of her life, Michael Dale Tolson at a basketball game, when she was just
16 years old. She graduated from Keytesville High School in 1968.
Betty and Michael were joined
together in marriage, December 15, 1968. Betty and Michael lived in
Germany three years after they were married. They relocated back to the
U.S. in 1973 to Columbia where they lived over 35 years. Betty was
passionate about Christ, Children and helping others. She served as
Superintendent of Sunday School, on the Women’s Auxiliary and was a
dedicated worker in “The Lords Kitchen.” She was a prayer worrier and a
soul winner for Christ!
Betty Tolson is survived by
her children Natalie Jones (Harold) Owasso, Oklahoma; Michele Tolson
(Terry) Kansas City, Mo; Jessica Tolson, Columbia; Crystal Gregory (Ken)
Columbia; One Sister Anna Williams, Brookfield, MO; a brother Fritz
Elliott, Moberly, MO; Sister-in-Laws Gail Alexander; Diana Buckner
(Earl); Judy Turner (Robert); Renee Tolson; 8 Grandchildren: Imani,
Wayne, Iyana, Dwayne, Dion, Layla, Micah, and Talyer; a host of nieces,
nephews, and cousins and friends.
Betty was preceded in death by
her husband, Michael Tolson, her parents, grandmother and eldest
brothers, Howard Elliott and William Elliott jr.
Services wiil be held Friday,
May 25, 2012 at 11:00a.m. at the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church
in Columbia, Mo. with visitation fron 10:00a.m. until service time at
the church. Interment will be held at 2:30p.m. Friday at Eastlawn Memory
Gardens Cemetery in Salisbury. Memorials are suggested to the
Progressive Missionary Baptist Church "Lord's Kitchen".
Rick & Kalene Summerville, Owners
Summerville Funeral Home
601 E. 24 Hwy
Salisbury, MO 65281
121 N Main
Huntsville, MO 65259