Obituary: Bettye Lou Dirion Catt


Bettye Lou Dirion Catt, 85 of Floral, AR went to Heaven on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. She was born on Feb. 27, 1935, in Keiser, AR. She was the daughter of Oscar Dirion & Gladys Smith Dirion.

She married the one true love of her life, Leyman Troy Catt Jr. on March 27, 1950, and they spent 55 precious years together.

Bettye was a homemaker and helped on the family farm. She served as secretary for the Independence County AARP for several years and was a member of the Floral Baptist Church.

She loved Jesus, Elvis, Bill Clinton, Hersey Bars, the Razorbacks, Shopping at Wal-Mart, Christmas, and getting to go anywhere. She was a wonderful neighbor and friend. But more than anything else, she loved and lived for her children and grandchildren. There will never be another Nana like her.

Left behind to cherish her memory are her daughters Jeanine Gay (Donnie), Laveda Bowren (Gary), and Loretta Styers. Her grandchildren Leigh Ann Brown (Brandon), David Garner, Mandi Edmonds (Adam), Angie Garner, and Ashley Wood. Her great-grandchildren, Whitney Wood, Zachary Holland, Ethan Brown, Brooklyn Wood, Connor Edmonds, Chase Brown, Hannah Garner, Ally Edmonds, Kate Edmonds, Morgan Hargrove, Brady Wood, Hayden Garner, and Harper Parnell. Her great-great-granddaughter, Rebecca Jane Turner. Her sister Shirley Rasdon, and many nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Junior Catt, her son Gary Catt, her son-in-law Hardy Styers. 3 Sisters Daris Brazeal, Jewell Springer, and Ann Tidwell, and her sister-in-law and best friend Frances Catt.

Her funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020, at 2:00 pm at Floral Baptist Church, with Mike Fowler officiating. A visitation will be held at the church beginning at 1:00 pm until the service time.

Pallbearers are David Garner, Zachary Holland, Ethan Brown, Connor Edmonds, Chase Brown, Brady Wood, and Hayden Garner.

Honorary Pallbearers are Chasity Gould, Jamie Jeffery, Gary Bowren, Donnie Gay, Brandon Brown, Adam Edmonds, and her nephews on both the Dirion and Catt sides of the family.

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