Betty Lou Thornton Broome, 1935-2021

Betty Lou Thornton Broome age 86 of Warren, AR died Saturday, August 14th, 2021 in Warren, AR. She was born February 25th, 1935 in Warren, AR a daughter of the late Wilburn G. Thornton and Audra Marie Beard Thornton. Betty Lou was a life long waitress, she served her customers in the great diners and cafes of Warren for over 55 years, McCaskill’s, the Southern Hotel, the Corral, Wayne’s, and Molly’s diner. Betty Lou Thornton was named Ms. Bradley County in 1953 and she was a graduate of Warren Public Schools. Also preceding her in death was her husband Eddy Franklin Broome who she married February 2, 1962 in Las Vegas, NV, one of her favorite things to do was 2 Step dance with her husband Eddy. A daughter Louann Broome, brothers Wilburn Thornton Jr, Paul Thornton, Dave Thornton and a sister Alice Rook have all preceded her in death.


She is survived by a daughter Anne Thornton, Annandale, NJ, sons, Eddy Broome and spouse Tanya, Silom Springs, AR and Frankie Broome and spouse Paula, Warren, AR. Brothers Bob Thornton, Jimmy Thornton and Marty Thornton all of Warren, AR. Sisters Mary Thornton, Warren, AR and Ruth Thornton, Auston, AR. Grandchildren Raven Broome, Sydney Broome, Audra Giese, T. J. Giese, great-grandchildren Beckham Young and Ryland Young, and Vesper Barber. Memorials preferred the Bradley County Veterans Museum or the Warren Branch Library.


Visitation was from 9:30AM at Oakland Cemetery with graveside service at 10:00AM Wednesday, August 18th 2021 at Oakland Cemetery with Rev. Wayman Mann, officiant. Burial by Frazer’s Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Joey Fitzbiggons, Tim Rook, Mike Thornton, Jimmy Dale C., Joey Sullivan, and Wayne Robinson.

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