Cover photo for Bette Jo Mergenshroer's Obituary

Bette Jo Mergenshroer

March 2, 1984 — June 24, 2024


Bette Jo Mergenshroer

Bette J. Mergenschroer, loving wife of William (Bill) Mergenschroer, died 5 AM June 24th at age 84. She was born March 2, 1940 to James Wesley and Blanch (Moore) Holland in Gravel Ridge Arkansas.

Bette is survived by her husband of 52 years, William “Bill” Mergenschroer, step-son William “Willie” J. (Cecilia) Mergenschroer, God-mother Elsie Holland, and a precious and special dog, “Bear”.

Bette was one of twelve siblings and the baby of the family. All of her bothers and sisters are deceased.

Many thanks to all of the Arkansas Hospice folks who cared for her. If you prefer to donate in lieu of flower, please do so to Arkansas Hospice or St Jude Hospital in Tennessee.

Whatsoever you do to the least of my brethren, that you do unto me.

Visitation will be 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Sunday, June 30, 2024, followed by a Rosary at 4:00 PM, at Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 AM, Monday, July 1, 2024 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Rest Hills Memorial Park.

Pallbearers include: Michael Reed, Mark Reed, John Hoffman and Jimmy Mergenschroer. Honorary Pallbearers are Mike Reed and John Reed.

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Sunday, June 30, 2024

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Smith Family Funeral Home - North Little Rock

1921 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114

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Monday, July 1, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

7000 John F Kennedy Blvd, North Little Rock, AR 72116

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