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Griffin Leggett Conway Funeral Home

1751 Dave Ward DR, Conway, AR

OBITUARY

Betty Lois Hildesheim

November 18, 1934December 28, 2019
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Betty Lois Smith Hildesheim, 85, of Conway, passed away Saturday, December 28, 2019. She was born November 18, 1934, in Star City, Arkansas to Marvin and Jewell Smith. She was a member of Perryville First Baptist Church. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and a superb cook, who loved to garden and watch birds. She loved animals and had numerous pets through the years.

She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Clifton Hildesheim, whom she married May 17, 1952 at Benton, Arkansas; her children, Debbie Neal (Steve) of Conway; Wayne Hildesheim (Yin) of Little Rock; Vickey Stevens (Sam); and Beverly Pontius (Doug) all of Conway; one sister, Linda Reid of Chesterfield, Missouri; a brother Jerry Smith of Spring, Texas; eight grandchildren, Jeff Neal (Carey), Kenny Neal, Kevin Neal, Tory Bowren (Britt), Will Pontius, Haley Pontius, Cliff Hildesheim, Cynthia Hildesheim and four great grandchildren, Avery Neal, Abby Neal, Ashley Neal and Liam Pontius.

Prior to her extended illness, Betty’s life centered around her family and close friends. She had been key in operating the family business and prided herself with planning the numerous family events that occurred throughout the years. She lived her life with an indomitable spirit that was contagious. Funeral service for Betty will be 10:00am, Thursday, January 2, 2020, in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Conway. Visitation will be held from 9:00 am until service time. Entombment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park Mausoleum, Alexander, Arkansas, under the direction of Griffin Leggett Conway, 1751 Dave Ward Drive, Conway, Arkansas 72034.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Kenneth Neal
  • Kevin Neal
  • Jeff Neal
  • Will Pontius
  • Doug Pontius
  • Sam Stevens

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 2, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 2, 2020

Memories

Betty Lois Hildesheim

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Debbie Duncan

January 1, 2020

Debbie and Family,
I am praying for you all as you deal with the passing of your mom. We know that we will be reunited with our loved ones one day, but the pain of loss is still very real. May your memories be a blessing to you and God be your comfort.
Your friend,
Debbie Duncan

JERRY SMITH

December 31, 2019

I CANNOT SUMMON WORDS THAT EXPRESS THE SORROW OF MY BEAUTIFUL SISTER PASSING. IT HURTS SO MUCH. I ASK GOD TO WRAP HIS ARMS AROUND OUR FAMILY AND GIVE US STRENGTH TO CARRY ON IN THE DAYS AHEAD. DUE TO MY FAMILIES HEALTH CONCERNS, I CANNOT BE THERE IN PERSON BUT, I WILL BE THERE IN SPIRIT. SHE WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS. I KNOW SOMEDAY THAT WE WILL BE REUNITED AND THAT BRINGS ME JOY AND PEACE.

HER LOVING BROTHER,
JERRY WAYNE SMITH SR.

Karen Mackey

December 31, 2019

I haven’t seen your mom in many, many years but I do remember her as being very intuitive and sharp about everything around her and very protective of her kids.
So sorry for your loss. May her memory be cherished forever.
Karen Mackey

Kathy Bemberg

December 30, 2019

To all of the family members: I felt like part of your family and Betty Lois was always there doing whatever any of her family members needed. I learned many things from watching her over the years and she also shared some of her cooking tips and recipes with me. She was a great cook, decorator and gardener. Anything she put her mind to, she could excel at it with ease. She raised 4 great kids, which i have had the pleasure of growing up with along with their now extended families. Betty Lois will be well remembered and may cherished memories comfort you all.

Debi and David House

December 30, 2019

So sorry for your earthly loss, Debbie. So thankful the Lord has made a way for you to see her again one day.

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