Betty Joyce Hodge, 79, of Mountain View, Missouri departed this life on April 24, 2014 at Ozarks Medical Center, West Plains, Missouri. She was born October 30, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of D.F. and Lena Lucinda (Haggard) Smith.
Visitation will be Monday April 28, 2014, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary. Funeral Services will be Monday April 28, 2014, 2:00 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary.
She was united in marriage to Frances Lee Hodge on June 28, 1950 in Salem, Arkansas. To this union seven children were born; Robert, James, Sue, Patricia, Sharon, Julie and Diane.
Betty is preceded in death by her parents, husband, nine siblings, and two grandsons.
She is survived by two sons, Robert Hodge and wife, Josie, of Kingwood, TX and James Hodge and wife, Elsa, of Millbrook, AL; five daughters, Sue Allen of Russellville, AR, Patricia Harriss and husband, Eddie, of Russellville, AR, Sharon Volner and husband, Lynn, of Mountain View, Julie Heiney and husband, Ivan, of Eunice, MO, and Diane Morgan and husband, Danny, of Fox, AR; two brothers, Marion Smith of Napa Valley, CA and Richard Smith of Roach, MO; one sister, Shirley Jones of Spokane, WA; 23 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren, and 11 great great grandchildren.
Betty was of the Pentecostal faith. She was a huge Elvis fan and an avid reader. She enjoyed painting and watching game shows and soap operas. Her family was very important to her.