Betty Jean Stull, age 93 of Bruner left this heavenly earth to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at the home of her granddaughter. Betty was born on November 2, 1927 to Clarance and Franc Loveland in Sparta, Missouri.
Betty is survived by her son, Gary Davidson & wife Jo of Sparta. Four grandchildren, Jason Davidson & wife Cheri of Ozark, Kezia Lilly & husband Dennis of Sparta, Stefanie Burkett & husband Jason of Nixa, Cassie Compton of Sparta, and her niece Jenny Allen that was like a granddaughter to her, 13 great-grandchildren, and with one great-great grandchild on the way. Four brothers Jack Loveland & wife Mert of Bruner, Raymond Loveland & wife Betty of Rogersville, Jerry Loveland & wife Donna of Ava, Don Loveland of Ozark, and one sister Mary Carey of Ozark, nieces & nephews, cousins, and friends.
Betty put herself through nursing school at Sacramento Community College where she became a Registered Nurse in 1958. For nearly 40 years, Betty served her community and country in a variety of nursing and volunteer roles from as a floor nurse, LPN nursing instructor, Pediatric Nurse at St. John's hospital to her final role in her career as a public health nurse at the Christian County Health Department.
She was united in marriage to Theodore ‘Ted' Stull on March 25, 1968. Betty and Ted shared their life together for 36 years. They had a love for animals, traveling, playing cards with family, and doing anything outdoors. Betty was a devoted Christian and an active member of Church of Christ in Sparta. She served on multiple medical mission trips and volunteered as a nurse on an Indian Reservation in Yerington, Nevada. Those that knew her described her as a fierce, strong,and independent woman. Betty loved her siblings and family dearly. She had a giving heart and was a natural caretaker. She had a deep love for her pets and any type of animals. She spent much of her life, unselfishly taking care of others.
She is preceded in death by her husband Ted, her parents, brothers James Clarence "J.C." & Jim, sisters Dorothy, Carol, and Alice, and her granddaughter Sarina.
She will be greatly missed by all. In lieu of gifts, we asked that donations be made on her behalf to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Visitation will be 9:00 - 10:30 AM Wednesday, December 30, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will follow at 11:00 AM Wednesday at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield.