Betty Jo Coody September 26, 1929 - October 12, 2012, 83, died Friday morning in the Sabine County Hospital in Hemphill. She was born in Pt. Arthur, TX, to Duncan and Audrey Sherin Rogers. Betty attended schools in Pt. Arthur, worked as a beautician and ceramic dealer in the Jefferson County area. In 1989, she retired to Toledo Bend Lake. Mrs. Coody is survived by her husband of 55 years Carl E. Coody, Jr. of Hemphill, her daughters Ruth Loftin of Nederland, Ronna Setliff and her husband Ellis of Arkansas and Patsy Orlando and her husband Matt of Beaumont, her sons Mark Coody and his wife Janis of Hemphill and Steve Coody and his wife Beverly of Hemphill, fourteen grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Donald Rogers and his wife Barbara of Nederland. Betty was preceded in death by her son Charles Pittaway, her parents Duncan and Audrey Rogers and brothers Ducan and James Rogers. Visitation will be from 10:00AM, Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, in the Starr Funeral Home, 510 Starr St., Hemphill, Texas, until graveside services at 12:00Noon in the Hemphill Cemetery.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Oct. 14, 2012