Bridges in the USA

Betty BridgesAge: 82 years19352017

Betty Bridges
Given names
Betty June
Married name
Betty June (Bridges) (Perkins) Simmons
Birth June 12, 1935 45 39
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Ann L. Risley
before 1940 (Age 4 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherFountain Brown Dunning
October 31, 1941 (Age 6 years)
Burial of a maternal grandfatherFountain Brown Dunning
November 9, 1941 (Age 6 years)
Death of a motherAnna Isabel Dunning
March 21, 1947 (Age 11 years)
Cause: House Fire related injuries
Marriage of a parentJohn Thomas BridgesMinnie SykesView this family
about 1954 (Age 18 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherClementine (Clenny) Odell Rhea
January 12, 1954 (Age 18 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Thomas Bridges
November 29, 1967 (Age 32 years)
Cause: Cancer
Burial of a fatherJohn Thomas Bridges
December 1, 1967 (Age 32 years)
Death of a brotherChester Marion Bridges
November 12, 1982 (Age 47 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Thomas Bridges WO2Rt
June 15, 1990 (Age 55 years)
Cause: Brain Tumors
Death of a sisterMary Odell Bridges
September 2, 1994 (Age 59 years)
Cause: Tuberculosis
Death of a brotherJoseph Arthur Bridges
May 17, 1995 (Age 59 years)
Death of a sisterElma Narcis Bridges
August 18, 1998 (Age 63 years)
Cause: Complications due to diabetes
Death of a brotherJames Albert Bridges
June 3, 2003 (Age 67 years)
Death of a sisterPatty Sue Bridges
March 17, 2017 (Age 81 years) Age: 84

Number of marriages

Death October 2, 2017 (Age 82 years)
Address: Ozarks Medical
Family with parents - View this family
elder sister
14 months
elder brother
17 months
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
elder brother
Charles Oliver “Charlie” Bridges
Birth: March 21, 1929 39 33Willow Springs, Howell County, Missouri
Death: July 6, 2018Adrian, Bates County, Missouri
16 months
elder brother
elder brother
Betty Bridges
Birth: June 12, 1935 45 39Archie, Cass County, MO
Death: October 2, 2017Willow Springs, Howell County, Missouri
Father’s family with Minnie Sykes - View this family
Marriage: about 1954
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Betty Bridges
Birth: June 12, 1935 45 39Archie, Cass County, MO
Death: October 2, 2017Willow Springs, Howell County, Missouri


Betty grew up and attended school in Archie, Mo. She was married to Eli Perkins on Sept. 11, 1950, in Eureka Springs, Ark., and to this union five children were born. She worked for many years at the local factories: Rawlings, Conaway-Winter and Brown Shoe Company as a floor lady. She also helped Eli in the logging business where she would cut and skid the logs; in fact, she did all aspects except using a chain saw. One year, she and Eli won the Jack and Jill Crosscut Saw contest on Food and Forest Day, beating other teams comprised of men. Betty accepted the Lord as her Savior at the age of 27. She loved the Lord and she served in several capacities at the First Baptist Church in Willow Springs. She not only did custodial work, but also taught the 10-12 girls' group for many years. She loved singing in the choir, and also was a soloist on many occasions.

Betty was also an accomplished seamstress. She made quilts for every member of her family. She had many enjoyments in her life. She loved to garden, grow beautiful roses, and do landscaping. It was said that she loved to sing while she did her household chores. She would sing while she cooked, while she mopped the floors, and knew thousands of songs. If you gave her a word, she could sing a song with that word in it. She also loved to attend sporting events that her children participated in, and she was 100 percent behind their efforts.

Preceding Betty in death are her parents; her husband, Eli; a son, David Eli Perkins; four brothers: Tom, Chester, James, and Joe Bridges; and four sisters: Mary Mathews, Myrtle Bridges, Elma Perkins and Patty Matta.

She is survived by her children: Ollie Isabel Taylor; Daniel J. Perkins and his wife, Sandy; Karen Sue Perkins, and Dwight Perkins, all of Willow Springs.

Also surviving are her grandchildren; Rachel Marie Ellison of Willow Springs; Joseph Ellison and his wife, Sarah, of Sparta, Mo.; David Taylor and his wife, Ashley of Fayetteville, Ark.; Joel Taylor and his wife, Lindsey of Prairie Grove, Ark.; Keturah Stewart and her husband, Dan of Fairview, Mo.; Jemima Huerta and her husband, Jaime of Springdale, Ark.; Jamin Ellison of Ft. Smith; Timothy Perkins and his wife, Malina; Matthew Perkins and his wife, Amanda of Willow Springs; Chanda Lopez and her husband, Miguel of Overland Park, Kan.; David Hoisington of Houston, Texas; Nakita Walser and her husband, Kyle of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and AFC Joshua Perkins of Presidio, Calif. Further surviving are 27 great-grandchildren and counting.