Funeral services for Betty Logan Malone, 95, of Ruston, Louisiana, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, December 30, 2022, in Burkhalter Chapel at Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston. Visitation will be from 12:30 PM until service time in the foyer outside the chapel. Our beloved “Mother” and “Mimi” passed away December 28 at Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe following a brief illness.
Mrs. Malone was born September 6, 1927, to John David, Sr., and Lena Adcock Logan in Monticello, Arkansas. After the family moved to Ruston, she graduated from Ruston High School, attended Louisiana Polytechnic Institute (now Louisiana Tech), was a member of the Blue Jackets and the Glee Club, and graduated in Secretarial Science. It was there on a double date she met James William Malone, a Chemical Engineering major. They were wed at Trinity Methodist Church on November 26, 1952, and were married for 67 years until his passing in 2020. After their graduation, they lived in Baton Rouge where James completed his Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering. Returning to make their home in Ruston, James was employed at Tech and Betty with the Marbury Company. They would reside in Ruston the remainder of their lives and there raise their three children.
She was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church, where she belonged to the Willing Workers Sunday School Class and the Chancel Choir. She was also a member of Eastern Star and P.E.O.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her brother, John D. Logan, Jr, and her son-in-law, Dr. Stephen Webre. She is survived by her children Karen Malone Webre of Ruston, James David (JD) Malone and wife Jennifer of Monroe, and Laura Malone of Monroe; grandsons Logan Malone of Annapolis, MD, (fiancée Lauren Gregory) and Gannon Malone of Monroe (fiancée Payton Lindstrom), and numerous cousins and friends.
Mimi was a wonderful, sweet, caring mother and grandmother. She deeply loved her children and adored her two grandsons, often babysitting for them or traveling with Granddaddy to endless football and baseball games, soccer matches, track meets, awards banquets, and any other opportunity to spend time with them and celebrate their accomplishments. She was the quintessential southern lady, a kind and beautiful woman to the very end, with genuine charm, a ready laugh, a twinkle in her lovely blue eyes, and a penchant for bright blue nail polish. She was outgoing and never met a stranger. Everyone who met her loved her.
In the last year of her life, Mrs. Malone was a resident of Landmark Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in West Monroe. The family is grateful for the loving care of the nursing and physical therapy staff there, and would also like to thank the staff of Glenwood Regional Medical Center and Dr. Will Sanders at Green Clinic in Ruston.
The funeral will be officiated by Rev. Doug DeGraffenreid and Rev. Micky Cloud. Pallbearers will be Logan Malone, Gannon Malone, Tommy Minvielle, and Mike Martin. Interment will be immediately following the service at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home or to the music program at Trinity United Methodist Church.
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