​Betty Ruth (Sample) Stallings

​Betty Ruth (Sample) Stallings, 85 of Hazen, passed away December 27, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born in Hazen on February 17, 1932.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Eva Sample; husband, George Stallings and brother, Jerry Sample.  Devoted to her family, the loving mother, sister, and grandmother is survived by her children, Che Dolan of Little Rock, Andy (and Carol) Stallings of Hazen, and Christa Moore of Conway; brother, Bill (and Betty Ann) Sample of Hot Springs and half-sister, Edie Tweedy of Cabot; sister-in-law, Patti (and Chris) Harstick of Springfield, Missouri; and grandchildren, Jon Sharp and Cameron Sharp of Little Rock, Britt (and Stephanie) Stallings of Hazen, Andrea (and Jacob) Rollins of Fayetteville, and William (and Savannah) Morgan of Conway and Emily Morgan of Springdale and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Betty was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church of Hazen and held many offices in the church and taught Sunday school and vacation bible school.  With her husband, George, they founded Stafo Chemical business in Hazen where she worked for many years. In later jobs, she worked and served her hometown community, retiring from the Hazen Police Department.

She was an avid gardener and master crafter and quilter.  She won countless quilting awards for her quilts.  Each of her grandchildren was blessed with a special unique quilt made by Betty.  She crocheted sweaters and hats for babies in Haiti.  She made numerous road trips across the country with her quilting friends at Prairie County Piecemakers.

Visitation is Friday, December 29 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. in Hazen at Westbrook Funeral Home.  Services will be Saturday at 10:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church of Hazen followed by gravesite at Hazen Cemetery.

7 Condolences to “​Betty Ruth (Sample) Stallings”

  1. Nancy McGuire Says:

    This lady brightened my day when I called her mom! She loved that Christa & I are close as sisters. I heard many stories about the stubbornness she had within her to do what she wanted in life. By reading the obituary you can tell she loved giving. She will be dearly missed & I for one feel very privileged in knowing her. Christa, you have given almost every minute of your life dedicated to your mom since she took ill. Feel very proud of that. You will feel a huge void with her no longer living with you but what memories you’ll carry in your heart & hold so close for years & years to come. Thank you for sharing your mom with me, I loved her. Thoughts & sympathy to all your family for the loss of this wonderful woman.

  2. Sue Palsa Says:

    There is another piece of my heart missing, as I say good-bye to my sister by another Mother. She fought long and hard for several years to kick cancer. Betty will be forever in my heart with the many memories we made in the twenty-five years of friendship. My sympathy goes out to all her family members that she loved dearly.

  3. Scott Sample Says:

    My dear Aunt, you will be missed so much. You taught me so much about the bonds of family and acceptance and love. We will miss your star and the light it shined with for all to see.

  4. Rev. Betsy Singleton Snyder Says:

    To Betty’s family: thoughts of Betty, your love for her and her devoted life to family, friends and her church. Betty gave much love in this world and set a high bar. Blessings and love, Rev. Betsy

  5. Jodie Hickman Says:

    I’m sure Betty is already in her craft and quilt heaven. I’ll never forget visiting with her about fabric and quilting. We wished we lived in same town and we would have been best of friends. I can just imagine the fun she is having choosing fabric for her next quilt, especially now that she is pain free. Hugs and prayers to the family and especially my dear friend Che.

  6. Kim Hall Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your are in my prayers.

  7. Russ & Kathy Patyk Says:

    We are so happy that we were able to meet this delightful lady several times. We are so sorry for your loss, none of us are ever prepared to let go of our loved ones. I am sure she is at peace and is an angel watching over you all.