Mrs. Betty Heck

February 17, 1927July 7, 2019

Betty Rae Harrison Heck, 92, of Conway, passed peacefully on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at home. She was born February 17, 1927, to the late John Hobart and Alpha Harrison on their farm in Urich, Missouri. She was a charter member of Faulkner County Master Gardeners and had a passion for growing wildflowers. She was also active with the Conway Regional Fitness Center where she enjoyed water aerobics and many friends. She also enjoyed spending quality time with her granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Harrison of Clinton, Missouri; her infant daughter, Deane Heck; her daughter, Darla Rae Heck of Greenville, Texas; and her husband of 58 years, Howell H. Heck Jr. Survivors include her son, Dr. Howell H. Heck III of Palm Bay, Florida; granddaughters, Darla Elizabeth Reeder of Temple, Texas; Dr. Michelle Irene Henne of Winter Haven, Florida; Nicole Rae Heck of Lake Nona, Florida; and great-granddaughter, Taylor Elizabeth Perry of Paris, Texas.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date in Rich Hill, Missouri. The family suggests that memorial donations be made in Betty’s name to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas. To sign the online guestbook, click “Add A Memory” at:


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Jackie Fliss

July 15, 2019

I met Miss Betty at CRH aqua classes. She was our encourager, our leader and our friend. She will be remembered for her grace, good cheer, and beauty.
Rest well, my friend.

Mary Wells

July 14, 2019

My memories of Betty are of a lady who brought good cheer and love to the day. I learned a lot from Betty. She was an encourager and always willing to share her knowledge of nature and native plants. A day spent with Betty was full of a love and laughter. I will miss her very much. Mary Wells

Dr. Barbara Wilmes

July 10, 2019

I first met Betty through Mary Wells, a Master Gardener. I visited her beautiful shade garden every spring for 3 years. After I retired, Betty asked me to be her friend at CR Fitness Center. She also told me about her daughter, Darla & I became her friend also. Betty shared her confidences, her frustrations, & her joy's with me. I visited her at home weekly. She delighted as I took her on trips 3x to Bentonville to see Crystal Bridges & the Frank L. Wright reconstructed home there. We made several trips to Heber Springs, a favorite of hers. I was so pleased to take her to Paris, TX to see her great grand daughter's new home 3 years ago. I celebrated each of her birthdays & Mother's Day with her preparing a special meal. She also took me to lunch for my birthday. And when she was hospitalized & went to Salem Place, I sat with her & brought her favorite meal that included both salmon & dark chocolate. I knew her heart & soul. She was a beautiful lady inside & out. I am so privileged to have called her friend. I will remember her with great love. Be with the angels & your deceased family, Betty.

Betty Preston

July 10, 2019

Betty Faye and Betty Rae first met 8 years ago at pool an become good friends. We both loved flowers an exchange a lot of flowers with each other. We always called each other to see why the other one didn’t come to the pool. She was a dear friend who will truly be missed She said gardening was what keep her going so long , so I will continue gardening just like her

Rita Sullivan

July 9, 2019

If I could say how much Betty Meant to me and my class it would take some time. She was Precious, Elegant, Lovely, kind and incomparable. She attended my Wedding as well. She was there every class even on icy days ready to work. She gave us flowers which I will always treasure. She will always live in my Memories.
God Speed Betty from Rita

Ouida Wright

July 9, 2019

Betty was such a great lady, adored and respected by everyone lucky enough to be her friend. She was my mentor during my first year as a Master Gardener. She was always generous with her time and friendship.