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Adams Funeral Home of Nixa
Thursday September 2nd, 2021
3:00pm - 4:00pm

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Selmore Cemetery
Thursday September 2nd, 2021

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Betty Rainey

Betty Lou Rainey, age 91, of Springfield, passed away Monday, August 30, 2021. She was born May 27, 1930, in Nixa, the daughter of Irving and Grace (Maples) Bolin. On November 29, 1953, she and Harold Gene “Hap” Rainey were united in marriage. Betty worked as a telephone operator for over 30 years. She started in Joplin for Southwestern Bell and was transferred to Springfield. She continued to work for AT&T after Southwestern Bell was sold, retiring in 1990. Betty was a dedicated Christian. She practiced her faith in all she did. She was a member of South Gate Baptist Church, where she loved her church family. Her family was very important in her life. Her children and grandchildren knew they were loved. As Matriarch of the family, holiday meals and celebrations were at her home, where she welcomed all. Survivors include: A son, Darold Rainey of Springfield; a daughter Lynette Weatherford and husband David of Nixa; three grandchildren, Callie, Lexi and Bryson; a brother Jerry Bolin and wife Linda of Nixa; other relatives; nieces and nephews. Her husband Harold Rainey preceded Betty in death in 2017. Also preceding her in death were her parents, and three sisters, Juanita Tennis, Ava Haworth, and Kathy Holland. Visitation will be from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Thursday, September 2, at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. A graveside service will follow at 4:30 PM Thursday, at Selmore Cemetery, Ozark. FAMILY REQUESTS THAT MASKS BE WORN.

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In loving memory The Tennis Family

The Tennis Family Aug 31 2021 12:00 AM

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Tribute Store Aug 31 2021 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss, we hope this tree will live on like your memories for her.

Jenifer Alban and Ryan Halbower Aug 31 2021 12:00 AM

We will miss Aunt Betty! Much love, The Money's, Paul, Terri, Rachel and Phil.

Tribute Store Aug 30 2021 12:00 AM

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. BIG HUGS!

The Parkhill's - Jacqui, Steve, Mimi, Ryder and Morgan Aug 30 2021 12:00 AM