The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


January 13, 2014

Betty J. Link

JOPLIN, Mo. — Betty Jo Link, age 83, of Joplin, Mo., passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at National Health Care following an illness.

Betty was born on Oct. 28, 1930, in McDonald County, Mo., the daughter of Elmer and Letha (Murphy) Cooper. She has been an area resident for the majority of her life, where she was a homemaker and spent her days loving and caring for her family. She also worked as a sales clerk for Wal-Mart for a little more than 12 years. Betty was a member of the Full Gospel Church in Joplin. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, canning and freezing fruits and vegetables from her garden.

She married John L. Link on June 23, 1951, he preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 2008.

Betty is survived by one son, Barry Link and his wife, Kay, of Stella, Mo.; one daughter, Avis Clark and her husband, Dan, of Joplin; four grandchildren, Alecia, Holly, Ryan and Megan; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Mason-Woodard Chapel, Gene Bebee, Minister, will officiate. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery near Stella, Mo. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evening.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.

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