Betty Jo Hobbs was born June 5, 1928 in the Sand Hills of Wyoming, one of four children to Norton and Nina (Lockhart) Upthagrove.  She entered into rest on February 9, 2020 in Joplin, following an extended illness at the age of 91. Betty Jo moved to the Goodman – McDonald County area in 1940 from Wyoming.  She had worked as a clerk for the City of Goodman and was a homemaker. Betty Jo was a very strong woman and she loved taking care of her farm and the animals. She and Graden Hobbs were married on September 27, 1944 in Bentonville, Arkansas and he preceded her in death on April 11, 1986.  Betty Jo is survived by three children, Diane Andris and husband, Jack of Neosho, Steve Hobbs and wife, Lorri of Stella and Sandra Hobbs of Anderson; two grandchildren, Christopher Hobbs and Keri Ross; one great grandchild, Lydia Ross; a sister, Erma Cowan of Springfield and numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by a brother, Morris Upthagrove and a sister, Beth Herdman. Betty Jo will be cremated and at her request, no services are planned. Contributions in memory of Betty Jo may be made to Crowder College Foundation, Faithful Friends or Ozark Public Television, c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66; Neosho, MO  64850.

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