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Betty Jean Eubanks
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Obituary for Betty Jean Eubanks

Betty Jean Girth Eubanks, age 92, of Jenkins, Missouri, passed away at 10:20 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at the Aurora Nursing Center. She was born March 3, 1926, at home in Jenkins, the only child of Charles James and Edna Lee (Garris) Potter.

Betty attended grade school at Jenkins and graduated from Aurora High School. She attended Springfield Teachers College and Draughon’s Business School in Springfield, Missouri.

On September 20, 1944, she married Lloyd Girth in Springfield, Missouri. They had two sons, Glenn and Kerry. Lloyd passed away on May 4, 1970.

On August 14, 1971, she married Ernest “Doyle” Eubanks in Springfield, Missouri. He preceded her in death on July 10, 2014. She had always known him.

Betty worked various places but her favorite was the Boy Scouts of America office in Springfield, where she worked for 11 years. During her life time, she was very active in many things. She was the first president of the Jenkins 4-H Club, active in the PTA at Watkins school, president and then treasurer for the 7th district Democrat Club, committee woman for Barry County and treasurer of the Historical Genealogy Club. She was also secretary and treasurer of the Jenkins fire department for 11 years. In her younger days she helped at the church which she enjoyed very much. She has been a member of the Aurora Baptist Temple since 1993.

Betty is survived by her son, Glenn Girth and his wife, Carol, of Bentonville, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Greg Girth, Parrish Thompson, Tabatha Clift, Sunny Fuller, and Summer Pearson; seven great-grandchildren, nine great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents, Charles and Edna, husbands, Lloyd and Doyle and her son and daughter-in-law, Kerry and Barbara Girth preceded her in death.

A funeral service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 9, 2018, at the Aurora Baptist Temple. Burial will follow at the Clio Cemetery in Jenkins.

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10:00 AM
Aurora Baptist Temple

1013 S. Elliott St.
Aurora, Missouri 65605





11:00 AM
Clio Cemetery

Hwy 39
Jenkins, Missouri 65605

Cemetery Details


Clio Cemetery

Hwy 39
Jenkins, Missouri 65605


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