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Betty Jean Martindale went to be with our Lord on May 15, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Hope to Stephen Leroy and Esther Murphy on July 24, 1931.Â She married the love of her life, Joseph L. Martindale Sr., on July 17, 1953.
Betty graduated from Arkansas State Teachers College in 1953 and started a long career in teaching until retirement from Bauxite Public Schools after 19 years of service.
She moved with her family to Benton in 1960 where she lived out the rest of her life.
Mrs. Martindale was a member of First Baptist Church in Benton where she taught Sunday School for more than 35 years.Â She was also a faithful member of Al-Anon for 36 years.
Mrs. Betty Martindaleâ€™s life was her God, her church, her husband, her children and her grandchildren. She was a great wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be greatly missed by all.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father; a brother, Steve Murphy; and two sisters, Sarah Hensley and Geraldine Stavenhagen.Â
She leaves behind her husband, Dr. Joseph L. Martindale; two sons, Dr. Joe Martindale Jr. and wife, Lanette of Colorado and Dr. Mark Martindale and wife Cindy of Benton; a daughter, Suzanne Cothran and husband Mike of Benton; and six grandchildren, Heather, Chad, Garrett, and Alex Taylor, and Ashley and Christopher Martindale, all of Benton.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Benton's First Baptist Church Worship Center. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m., one hour prior to the funeral service.
Roller-Ballard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 211 S. Market St., Benton, AR 72015; or to Saline Memorial Hospice House, 23157 Hwy. I-30, Bryant, AR 72022.
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard