Betty Elaine Hamblin

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Betty Elaine Hamblin, 63, of China Spring, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 9, 2011 at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco, Texas. She was born October 6, 1947 in Springfield, Illinois to Gordon and Betty Rhodes. On June 11, 1977, Betty married Richard Hamblin and shortly after moved to Waco, Texas. Together they raised six children.

Betty was very active in many things, always willing to help out where she could. Betty’s door and heart was always open to someone that was in need. Many knew her as Mom, always room for one more to love. Betty left an imprint in everyone’s life that will be a legacy long after she went to Heaven. Her courage, strength and love for life will always be remembered.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Hamblin; parents; and one brother.

Survivors include daughters, Channa Godwin of Abilene, and Donna Rohan and husband, Jeremy of Katy; sons, Edward Grimmett of Waco, Lee Grimmett of China Spring, Eric Grimmett of Whitney, and Richard Hamblin of China Spring; eleven grandchildren; one great grandchild; brothers, William Rhodes of Florida, and Larry Rhodes of Illinois; sisters, Janet Sexton, and Paula Cook, both of Illinois, and Sally Hicks of Indiana.

Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Friday, January 14th at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco, with Chaplain Curtis Holland officiating. No visitation is scheduled. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

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  1. cassandra auldridge

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Betty. I know no words can help at this time but know she was loved and is with God right now, and her husband…I wish all of you peace.

  2. Momma I will miss you very much. My heart aches that you have left, but I am also glad that you aren’t suffering any longer. May you find the peace now that you are with Daddy and our family that have preceded you. I will do my best to make sure that you are always proud. in Grandma’s words "Promise". I love you. I just know you are up there with Daddy holding you tight like you said you wanted.

  3. She was a one of a kind woman. We only talked a few times but I enjoyed laughing at her bitching but it was her way. Love ya Betty and will always say u owe me a Dallas shirt.

  4. Betty will forever be remembered by me with a twinkle in her eye and a smile that lit up her face, saying " and that is MISS B@@ch to you!! I was very close to her at one point in my life and even though things did not pan out with her son and me, I still loved her and the family. Rest in peace miss b!

  5. Betty you are a true friend and will be missed. Kids, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Your mom is HAPPY now that she is with Rich.

  6. Eric Grimmett &family

    Mommy you are my bestfriend and I will always keep you close to me and will always talk to you even though your in heaven with Daddy and all our family. God take care of her and my Daddy they very important to me and my siblings! Mommy I Love you so much "Funny Face"

  7. Betty, you will be dearly missed by all. You are in my heart and memories which helps the saddnes a little because I can sit and remember all the good times we have had i the past. Love and miss you very much Big Sister. Love Bill, Janet and Fred

  8. May the angels lift you up and guide you on your journey through all eternity. All our love to Channa and her family. Love you Channa. Kathy and Jim Sechrist (Texas Ladies)

  9. rest in peace Betty

  10. I did not know Betty. I may have something somewhat of value that belonged to her however. If somebody from the family could email me or call me back. I would like to return it to the family if wanted or see if other arrangements could be resolved.



  11. I am so sorry to here about Betty. When my sisters and I were little growing up we use to ride our bikes and hang out with Ricky. What a wonderful woman she was.

    Tricia/Caroline/and Susan Bosche

  12. Vicki Williamson

    You were a very nice friend, and I will always remember all the talks we used to have while I was working for CMS..We shared alot of laughs together. I will have you and the family in my thoughts and prayers. I know that you are in a much better place, and the lord will watch over those that are still here with us. I know you will enjoy being reunited with Rich!

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