Betty Jean was a cosmetologist. She attended the Peggy White School of Beauty and worked for Peggy White in her first job. She was self-employed for many years. She married Gerald "Jerry" Geldersma on Oct. 11, 1991. They lived in Crossville since 1996.
Besides her husband, Betty is survived by her children: Dawn Schnable, Edwin (Laurie) Hofmann II, Christopher (Heather) Clark, Heidi Potter and Brandi Geldersma; her mother, Joyce Bayle; brothers: Clyde, Marvin and Carl (Linda) Gleason; stepsisters, Linda (Larry) Fessenden and Laurie (Jim) Locke; stepbrothers: Norman (Royetta) Bayle, Tim (Sandy) Bayle, Mike Bayle and Fay Bayle; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Marvin Gleason; and brother, Larry Gleason.
Visitation is Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 11 a.m., with the funeral service to follow at 12 noon at Harris Funeral Home in Shelby (www.harrisfhcares.com) with Pastor Dan Barnum-Steggerda officiating. Interment will be in East Hesperia Cemetery in the spring.