This was such a shock to read this morning! We have known the Betts since 1958, having served two tours in Japan 58-61, 80-83. We have studied with them, stayed in their home and knew them as a Christian team above so many. Ruth was such a wonderful homemaker, teacher, mother and friend to all, and Japan won their hearts early on. If their health had not failed, they would have never left Japan, but being in Abilene with family was wonderful too after so many years.
We last saw them in Abilene with daughter Donna, a precious memory. They will be in our hearts forever.
Please, family accept our condolences, but know they are busy in eternity visiting with all those they guided there.
Sincerely, in Him, Jim and Liz Lancaster
The family first began in the funeral business in 1933. The Hamil's legacy, beginning with the Elliott's to John and Jo Ann Hamil and now continuing with Robert and Karla Hamil, is to serve families in their time of need.