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Betty Lou Carroll

Betty Lou Carroll, 87 of Cabool, Missouri, departed this life on October 8, 2010 at her home.

She was born on March 15, 1923 near Simmons, Missouri, the daughter of William “Bill” and Gladys (Ingram) Rimel.

Betty was united in marriage to Troy E. Mead on November 1, 1943, and to this union two children were born, Diannia Lea and Gary Dewayne. Troy preceded her in death on June 15, 1954.

She was united in marriage to Ellsworth Carroll on December 8, 1955. He preceded her in death on July 7, 1987.

Betty was also preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Diannia.

She is survived by her son, Gary Mead and wife Janet, grandsons Troy Mead, J.R. Mead, Scott Johnson, and Jeffrey Johnson and wife Gail, and great-grandchildren Jaydra and Will Johnson, and a son-in-law, Loren Johnson, all of Cabool; her sister, Eva Marie Hartman of Texas; and a brother, Junior Rimel of Arkansas, as well as several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services were at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 11, 2010, at the funeral home chapel with Rev. David Carroll officiating. Interment was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to Hospice Compassus or Cabool Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

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