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Betty L. Hughes, 78 of Columbia, MO, entered into eternal rest Wednesday October 8, 2008 at University Hospital in Columbia. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday October 18, 2008 at Parker Mortuary in Joplin. Betty was born September 8, 1930 in Lincoln, KS to the late Archie an Amanda (Feldkamp) Moss. Betty is survived by her daughters, Leanna Garrison and her husband Doug of Columbia, MO, Debra Smith and her husband Sonny of Claremore, OK and Jamea Banfield and her husband Rick of Joplin. Besides her children she was also blessed by eleven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is also preceded in death by her husband James O. Hughes. Betty was a Registered Nurse and former Coordinator and Nursing Instructor at Franklin Technical School for 30 years. Her kindness and willingness to give to those in need, even at her own expense led her family and friends to love and respect her deeply. She was strong, sensitive, and longsuffering but also with a great sense of humor. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to the Joplin Schools Foundation, Franklin Technical School, Certified Nurses Assistant Program, 1717 E. 15th St., Joplin, MO 64082-0128.
Lizzie Keller says
I am so, so sorry for your loss. Losing your mom is a big deal … and your mom, well I know how well she was the spiritual “head cook and bottle washer” for your family throughout the years. She will be sorely missed.
Susan Moss Hayden says
Amongst all the other things, your mom was a fun and loving Aunt too. Many wonderful childhood memories of Aunt Betty and playing at your house. Love, Susan
Sandy Matsuda says
Dear Leanna and family, Your mom was a light in your lives-my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sorry I am not there is person to give you hugs and support. Love Sandy
Diane and Jerry Poulin says
We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. Even when we know that God takes care of His own, we still feel sadness for the great loss. We will be sending prayers of peace and comfort to Leanna and her family. Love to all. Diane & Jerry Poulin
Jesse andElma Teel says
With all of our love and memories. One will never forget her smile as she got on the school bus near Kelleyville each morning.
Beth Cooper says
Dear Jimie, Debi, Leanna and to all of the family. I am truly sorry for your loss. I have always had so much love and respect for your Mom. She was a very special person and I know she will be greatly missed. I love you all. I’m sorry we won’t be able to attend her service, but you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time. I send this on behalf of myself, Jeff, James and Sam Hughes. May you be blessed with peace.
Patty Putnam says
To the Hughes family: Betty was one of my LPN nursing instructors @ Franklin Tech 1980-81. She was a wonderful instructor and person. My deepest sympathy to all of you.
Kathy Corcoran says
I wanted to send my deepest condolences to you and your family. Aunt Betty was always my favorite aunt, and I cannot express enough. that I know what you are going through. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love Kathy, Alyssa, Megan, Alexandra and Laura Corcoran
Susan (Hughes) Zar says
Aunt Betty was such a good person, always so much fun to get down on the floor and play with us! She will be missed so much. We will be praying for you all to have peace right now during this painful time. Todd, Susan, Madisyn, Mackenzie and Eli Zar
Karen Boyd says
Mrs. Hughes was my very first nursing instructor at Franklin Techincal School in 1975. She was a great mentor and a very special nurse. She was able to teach us the true meaning of being a nurse. I am so sorry for your loss.
Karen Boyd, RN, BSN
LPN since 1976
amy shepherd lawrence says
mrs. Hughes was my nursing instructor in 77-78 high school class and she went with us on our sr. class trip she was a great teacher and fun to be with, she also taught my mother joy shepherd mom liked her too. we thought the world of her the obituary hit her personality to a tee she was everything plus that you said we all loved her. amy lawrence
Lisa Isaacson says
Bless your hearts. I know you’re going to miss your mom and grandmother so much. It’s sad that life has to end, but Betty lives on in all of you. Much love, Lisa I.