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Betty L. Teal

Betty Lillian Teal was born July 10, 1929, to parents Benjamin and Violet (Waldrope) Stone in Leachville, Arkansas. She passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at the age of 90 at Phelps Health Hospital in Rolla, Missouri. 

She grew up in St. Louis and married Joseph B. Teal on May 29, 1943. To this union, four sons were born, Don, Robert, Dale, and Allen. 

After travelling to and living in California in the late 1940s, Betty and Joe returned to Missouri and made their home in St. Louis. In 1962, they moved to Piedmont where Betty resided until her death. 

Betty took many different avenues in her working career, including factories, agriculture, and convenience stores. She was also a professional beautician. The majority of her life was spent as a homemaker. 

Betty accepted Christ as her savior in March of 1970. She has attended the Bible Way Full Gospel Church in Piedmont for the last 40 years. 

She enjoyed riding motorcycles, dancing, singing, and watching game shows and gospel programs on television. Betty also enjoyed her nursing home singing ministry, helping people, and going to church. Her greatest accomplishments were her family, especially her grandchildren, and a strong legacy of faith, kindness, and hope. 

In addition to her loving husband of fifty-four years, she was preceded in death by her sons: Dale, Don, and Robert Teal; her brothers: Benjamin, Robert, and William Stone; one great-great grandchild, and her parents. 

Betty is survived by her son, Allen Teal and wife Betty (Ginger) of Cuba, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Jay, Tracie, Tina, Robby, Tabitha, Catie, and Ryan; ten great grandchildren, and nine great-great grandchildren, her sister, Delilah Cravens of Piedmont, daughter-in-law, Carole Teal of Piedmont, and many nieces and nephews. Betty was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, and friend that will be profoundly missed by her family and friends. 

Visitation was held Saturday, April 11, 2020, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont. A private funeral service followed. Pastor John Radford ministered to the family. Robby Teal, Ryan Teal, Jay Teal, Clarence Cravens, Lonnie Cradic, and Cayli Cradic served as pallbearers. 

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