Betty Jo Thompson, 73, passed away peacefully with her family by her side Wednesday, March 26, 2014 in Wichita Falls. A family visitation was held Sunday, March 30, at followed by a Rosary in Morrison Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral mass was held Monday, March 31, in St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial followed in Pioneer Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.
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Betty Jo was born Sept. 18, 1940 in Lebanon, Ky. to the late William Ernest and Anna Marie (Medley) Mattingly. She married Tommy Thompson Jan. 18, 1963. He preceded her in death Oct. 5, 2010. They moved to Graham in 1967 from Lexington, Ky. Betty Jo was the Director of Graham Area United Way for many years. She was an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed traveling and cherished her time being Grammy to her grandkids. Betty Jo was a dedicated mom and friend who loved to share her life through her stories and generosity.
Survivors include a daughter, Marty Harmon of Austin; son, Ty Thompson of San Diego, Calif.; son-in-law, Dave Otto and wife, Rhonda of Wichita Falls; grandchildren, Mattingly Elisabeth Otto, Nathan Lee Otto, Olivia Ann Otto, Jack Thomas Harmon, and Micah Lohman Miller; sisters, Mary Alice Elkin of Louisville, Ky., Terry Uhl of Monroe, Georgia, Roberta Donohue and Flo Burress, both of Lebanon, Ky., and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Terri Ann Thompson Otto; a sister, Barbara Ann Smith, and brothers, Rafual Mattingly and Joseph Donald Mattingly.
Memorials may be made to the Pregnancy Help Center, 4011 Seymour Hwy, Wichita Falls, TX 76309 or to
Published in The Springfield Sun on Apr. 9, 2014