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Betty Jean Price – Obituary


Betty Jean Price, age 81 years, a resident of Metropolis, passed away Wednesday morning, August 24, 2016 at 6:30 AM at Metropolis Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Metropolis.

Betty was born March 27, 1935 in Cairo, Illinois. She was the daughter of Calvert Lee Singleton and Lola May (Hawkins) Singleton.

In 1960, Betty was united in marriage to Johnny Beggs in Chesterton, Indiana. He preceded her in death on March 28, 1980.

Betty is also survived by: a daughter – Vicki Lee McKenna of Metropolis, IL; a son — Billy Ray Cram of Carlinville, Illinois; 9 grandchildren – Johnnie Eugene McNeely, Lisa Ann Reeder, Troy Dale McNeely, Christina McKenna, Faith Morgan, Robbie Cram, Frankie Joe Cram, Angel Cram, and Kayla Cram; 20 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild; 3 sisters – Judy Tippy, Elizabeth Canning, and Lola Marie “Sissy” Schuler; 4 brothers – Elmer, Mike, Joe and Jimmy Singleton; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends .

In addition to her husband, Betty was preceded in death by: her parents – Calvert Lee Singleton and Lola May Singleton Nardi; an infant son – Richard Marlow Cram and a son-in-law James Edward McKenna. 4 sisters – Barbara Hoppy, Mary Brown, Nancy Monahan, Alice Singleton; 2 brothers – Donald Singleton and Roy Singleton.

Betty was a homemaker. She had been employed as a bartender and a waitress. She was an avid gardener and loved spending time with her family. She had a special love of the time she got to spend with her grandchildren.

Betty was a member of the Cypress Church of God.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Betty Jean Price will be conducted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at 4 PM at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna, Illinois. Pastor David Faulkner will officiate. An inurnment will follow at the Cypress Church of God Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2 PM – 4 PM Wednesday at Bailey Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses, and may be left in the care of Bailey Funeral Home, PO Box 695, Vienna, Illinois 62995.

To share a memory of Betty or to leave an online message of condolence for her family please visit

Arrangements have been entrusted to Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.

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