Robert Francis Betz left this world Tuesday,, July 3, 2018.

Robert Francis Betz left this world Tuesday,, July 3, 2018.  
As a general surgeon, he served Newton County citizens for 33 years, retiring in 2003.  
Dr. Betz was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Helen.  
He is survived by his wife, Diana; his identical twin brother, Richard; his three daughters: Dian Jones and her son, Jameson of Neosho; Karen Betz, Miami Beach, Fla.; and Maria Franklin, her husband Greg, Neosho; their children Felicia, Jacob, Ashley, and Alexis and their families.  Also deep in his affections were four stepchildren, numerous step grandchildren and one step great grandson.
Rosary will be held 5:30 p.m. today at Clark Chapel of Memories, Neosho, with visitation immediately following until 7 p.m.  His funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7 at St. Canera Catholic Church, Neosho with Father Samson Dorival officiating.  Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Pierce City.
Contributions to honor Dr. Betz may be made to St. Canera Catholic Church, c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.
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Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.