Bettie J. Wallander, age 74, of Joplin, passed away on February 10, 2019, at Landmark Hospital, following an illness.
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Bettie was born on July 13, 1944 in Joplin, the daughter of the late William and Lora A. (Watrous) Wallace. She graduated from Diamond High School. She was a local business woman, the owner/operator of Wallander Concrete and Construction, and Tan Terrific. She was a member of Seneca Bethel Baptist Church. She enjoyed crafting.
She married James A. Wallander on October 17, 1969. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Billy Wallace; and one sister Bonnie Lawson.
Bettie is survived by two sons, Steve Jones and wife Jill, Holiday Island, Ar., and Tim Wallander, Joplin, Mo.; one step-son, Jimmy Wallander, Stoutland, Mo.; one step-daughter, Debbie Price and husband Rick, Roach, Mo.; one brother, Bud Wallace and wife Faye, Diamond, Mo.; and ten grandchildren, Rebecca Garner, Jon Price, Nathan Wallander, James Wallander, Michael Wallander, Cameron Wallander, Alec Jones, Taylor Jones, Emma Wallander, and Jaden Wallander.
Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. Randy Wilson, Minister, will officiate. The family will receive friends 1:00 p.m. prior to the service at Mason-Woodard Mortuary.