Mrs. Bettie Jo (Allyn) Wiedeman
Mrs. Bettie Jo (Allyn) Wiedeman, of Corning, AR., departed her earthly home on Friday, November 1, 2019, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, AR., at the age of 90.
Bettie was born on April 24, 1929, in Sherman, TX., to Floyd Elisha and Gladys (Millikin) Allyn. She married James “Buddy” Wiedeman on December 1, 1947. He preceded her in death on April 4, 2009.
Bettie was affectionately known as “Granny” by those who knew and loved her. She worked picking cotton and driving tractors alongside her husband on the farm. After retirement, she worked as the shoe department manager and later as a door greeter at Corning Wal-Mart.
Granny was also a homemaker who enjoyed cooking everyone’s favorite dishes, especially chicken and dumplings. She was a wonderful caregiver to everyone around her. She also enjoyed sewing, crocheting, shopping, gardening, and spending time with her family. She loved her church and was one of the last living members of Shiloh Baptist Church.
Survivors include her children: Larry (Mary) Wiedeman, Susie (Cliff) Gifford both of Corning, and Jim (Kendra) Wiedeman of Russellville. Brother: Floyd (Rita) Allyn of St. Peters, MO. Grandchildren: Jeremy (Amanda) Wiedeman, Aaron (Karen) Gifford, Amber Gifford, Courtney (Billy) Slayton, and Jordan Wiedeman. Great Grandchildren are Jayden and Kylie Wiedeman, Alli, Jake & Isabelle Slayton, Brittany Ligon and Jordan Wilkison. Also surviving include brothers in law Ray Thomas, and Charles (Kay) Wiedeman and sister-in-law Gerri Allyn. Granny also left behind two very special “babies”, Maxine and Ruby, her mini Rex rabbits.
She was preceded in death by her husband Buddy, parents Floyd and Gladys Allyn, step mother Edith “Pete” Allyn, brother Gary Allyn, sisters Gladys Mae Allyn and Dorotha Thomas, brother and sister in laws Carlos and Gladys Goodman, Kenneth and Dona Blaylock.
Services was held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm with Dr. Jimmie Millikin officiating. Visitation was from 12:00 until the time of service. Serving as pallbearers: Jeremy Wiedeman, Aaron Gifford, Billy Slayton, Carter Shelton, Chad Watson, and Bob Greer. Honorary pallbearers: Ray Thomas, Charles “Buster” Wiedeman, Charles Patterson and John Tom Hancock.
Memorial donations may be made to Richwoods Cemetery, 561 CR 131, Corning, AR 72422.