Bette Lee Sinden, age 86 of Diamond, Mo. passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2019, following complications from surgery.
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Bette was born on June 22, 1933 in Osage, Wy., the daughter of Lorenzo “Ben” and Mamie Faye (Rutledge) Branscomb. She has been a long-time area resident, Bette retired as the quality control manager of Basic Electronics in 1991.
She married Johnnie Sinden on April 9, 1983; he survives. Additional survivors include a daughter; Shiela Akin of Davis, Il., two sons; Johnny L. Vestal M.Sgt. Ret., of Fort Collins, Co., James Sinden of Winthrop Harbor, Il., a sister; Marguerite Mattingley of Leaf River, Il., eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Bette was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Harold Vestal, a daughter, Deborah Vestal and by two brothers, Paul and Robert Branscomb.
Funeral services have been scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 3, 2020 at Hillcrest Church of Christ in Neosho, Mo. Burial will follow at Diamond Cemetery. The family will receive friends during a time of visitation prior to the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.