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Betty Jo (Clark) Smith
January 26, 1929 ~ September 19, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Betty Jo Smith, 94, a resident of Trenton, Missouri died at 5:02 P.M., Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at Sunnyview Nursing Home, Trenton, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, September 23, 2023 at The First Christian Church, Trenton, Missouri. Burial will be in Harris Cemetery, Harris, Missouri.
Family visitation will be held Saturday from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the church.
Open visitation will be Friday at Slater-Neal Funeral Home, Trenton.
Memorials to Harris Cemetery and they may be left with the funeral home.
Betty Jo Smith was born January 26, 1929 to the late Loyd and Gussie Clark in Half Rock, MO. She graduated from Princeton in 1946. During her younger years, Betty and her family moved from Missouri to Arizona, which she had fond memories. Betty met the love of her life, Samuel (Jack) Smith and they married in 1946. Together they had 5 children. Jack preceded her in death in 1983. Betty was known as an excellent seamstress, a great cook, a wonderful gardener, and an expert cake maker. Her grandchildren loved her sugar cookies the most and she loved her grandchildren endlessly. Betty worked as a cook at Newtown- Harris School, Putnam County Senior Center, and as a caregiver in Trenton before she retired.
Betty was preceded in death by her daughter, Peggy Michael; son, Larry Smith; and son in law, David Carman.
She is survived by her daughters Linda Dale (Wally); Connie Reed (Macky); Debbie Carman; son in law, Tom Michael; daughter in law, Dian Smith; 15 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, 17 great great grandchildren, and 1 great great great grandchild. Betty’s sisters Norma Purdy and Donna Conner.