Betty Jo Summers, 87, Greenfield, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Lake Stockton Healthcare facility in Stockton. She was the first of six children born to Jesse and Almeda (Stewart) Griffin on Jan. 24, 1927, in Dade County.
Betty was fiercely independent, tenacious, loyal and dedicated to her family. She spent her entire life in the Dade County area raising and devoted to her children. She began working at O’Sullivan Industries in 1967 on the production line and later as a secretary in the office until retiring in 1992 after 25 years of dedicated service. After retiring, Betty was able to lovingly care for her mother, Almeda, until her death in 1994.
Betty was an active member of the Main Street Baptist Church in Greenfield for several years where she participated in the Dorcas Sunday School class.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Jesse and Almeda Griffin; two brothers, Kenneth and Richard Griffin; three children, Cletis Snow in 1962, Larry Snow in 2002, and a daughter, Debbie Snow in 2011.
Betty is survived by four sons, Clayton Snow and wife, Linda – El Dorado Springs, Roger Snow and wife, Gwenda – Miller, Danny Snow and wife, Mary – Willard and Eddie Summers of – Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Linda Bough and husband, Benny, and Pam Chism and husband, Rod, both of Stockton; 18 grandchildren and 20 great grand children. She is survived by a brother, Pete Griffin, of Lenexa, KS, and two sisters, Louise Smotherman of Lenexa, KS, and Joan Petticord of Hemet, CA.
Betty would take great pride in her home and spent many fulfilling hours gardening and tending to her flowers and yard. She liked to spend time outdoors sitting in her porch swing her children purchased for her on Mother’s Day. She enjoyed quilting and working on cross-stitch blocks for quilts. She had many projects that she completed over the years. Betty was able to reside in her home in Greenfield until she entered the nursing home in late December 2013.
Service was Jan. 28, 2014 at Main Street Baptist Church Greenfield under the direction of Rev. Harold McMasters.
Music was “Amazing Grace.”
Casketbearers were Steve Bough, Zeb Snow, Matt Chism, Cletis Dwayne Snow, Josh Chism, Scott Snow, Jason Summers, Cody Snow, Todd Summers, Brandon Snow, Mike Oberly and Eric Snow
Interment was at Rice Cemetery, Dadeville.
Arrangements by Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs.