Mrs. Betty Lou Eads, an 88-year-old resident of Trenton, died at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at The Sunnyview Nursing Home in Trenton.
Private services were held Saturday, January 7, 2023 at Slater-Neal Funeral Home in Trenton.
Mrs. Eads was born March 21, 1934 in Urbana, the daughter of Ress M. and Dortha M. Simmons Donley. She was then raised by her grandparents, Luther and Ethel Taylor Simmons, after the death of her mother. She graduated from Urbana High School in 1951, was a telephone operator, a volunteer at the Thrift Shop, secretary of her Sunday school class, the RSVP Volunteer of the Year for 2022 and loved to play bridge.
She was married to John Olan Moore and then married Max Eads.
Her survivors include her two daughters, Terry Moore Whitaker and husband, Donald Max and Lee Ann Moore Allnutt and husband, Tim, all of Trenton; four grandchildren, Jacy Whitaker Arnold of Eugene, OR, Dr. Damon Whitaker and wife, Dr. Crystal of Trenton, Caitlin Allnutt of Overland Park, KS and Ryan Allnutt of Trenton; two great-grandchildren, Abigail Arnold and Alexander Arnold; two step-daughters, Cheryl McLain of Trenton and Beverly Rice of Sedalia; and one half-brother, Ron Donley of Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, husbands and one son, John Olan Moore, Jr.
Memorials to either North 65 Center or Green Hills Animal Shelter, both of Trenton, may be left with the funeral home.