The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

April 26, 2013

Susie Jenkins

The Joplin Globe

JOPLIN, Mo. — Betty Jo "Susie" Jenkins, age 56, Joplin, passed away at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Mercy Hospital after an illness.

Susie was born Oct. 25, 1956, in Webb City, Mo., to the late Dee Yearwood and Eva Nadine Yearwood. She was a lifetime area resident.

She worked in the medical field for several years as a C.M.T. She enjoyed taking trips to the local casinos to play BINGO.  

Susie married Billy Joe Jenkins on Aug. 18, 2000, in Miami, Okla. He survives at the home.

Additional survivors include two sons, Freddy Yearwood and Jody Anderson, both of Joplin; four grandchildren, Rochelle Phillips, Timmy Dale, Larry Dale and Ashley Elder; three great-grandchildren, Justin Shield, Trenton Shield and Wyatt Elder; four sisters, Sue Bryant, Coco Walker, Mickey Carrico and Vicky Ebbs; and two brothers, Bill Yearwood and Snuffy Yearwood. In addition to her parents, Susie was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherry Dale Annis; and a sister, Sharon Kay Harris.

Services are planned for Saturday at 5 p.m. at Parker Mortuary Chapel. Rev. Richard Jenkins will officiate. The family will receive friends following the services at the mortuary.

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