Betty Jean Furlong, 85, a resident of Chillicothe, Mo., died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at Livingston Manor Care Center, Chillicothe, Mo.
Betty was born the daughter of George E. and Nora Mae (Losh) Hess on July 6, 1927, in Haseville, Mo. She was united in marriage to Vernon Delbert Riddle on June 15, 1942, in Meadville, Mo. He preceded her in death on April 30, 1996. She was united in marriage to Thomas E. Furlong on March 1, 1973, in Trenton, Mo. He preceded her in death on July 3, 1999.
She attended Meadville High School. While raising her family, she attended the North Central Missouri College Nursing Program, where she graduated in 1967. In 1942, she and Vernon moved to farm in Haseville, Mo. They stayed there until 1960, when they then moved to Trenton, Mo. She and Thomas lived in various locations in Colo., Texas, and Minn., and then retired in Colorado Springs, Colo. In 2000, she moved from Colorado Springs, Colo., to Chillicothe, Mo., as her final home.
Survivors include, four sons, Daniel Riddle and wife Diane of Hastings, Mich., David Riddle and wife Elaine of Humphreys, Mo.; George Riddle and wife Wilhelmina of Douglas, Mass., and Richard Riddle and wife Mimi of Longmont, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; one stepdaughter, Terry Cordur of Visalia, Calif.; two step grandchildren; one brother, George Hess and wife Shirley of Chillicothe, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Vernon; husband Thomas; four brothers, Earl Hess, Merle Hess, Forrest "Budd" Hess, and Samuel Hess; and four sisters, Okie Todd, Imogene Newman, Mary Francis Saale, and Raymah Alkire.
Funeral services will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo., on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. A scheduled family visitation will be held at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, from 6 until 8 p.m. Friends may call at the Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, from 12 noon until 9 p.m.
Burial will be held at Haseville Cemetery, Haseville, Mo.
Memorial contributions may be made to Haseville Cemetery, and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfunerlahome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Mo.