Betty Jo Schmidt

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Betty Jo Schmidt

Betty Jo Schmidt, 96, of Piggott, Ark., passed away October 4, 2017, at the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell, Mo.

She was born on September 5, 1921, and was the daughter of the late Julius and Bernice (Brissendine) Thomas

She was united in marriage to Johnie H. Schmidt on Nov. 7, 1940, and to this union two children were born.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her son, Johnnie Schmidt; and a sister, Mary Jane Smart.

Survivors include her daughter, Hannah Featherston and husband Bill of Fort Myers, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Linda Schmidt of Piggott; grandchildren, Jana Bernard of Fort Myers, Fla., Joey Featherston and wife Bobbie of Estero, Fla., Jason Schmidt and wife Stacy of Pensacola, Fla. and Johnna Reed and husband Darrin of Paragould, Ark.; great-grandchildren, Brittany Piwowar and husband Robbie of Fort Myers, Fla., Brock Bernard of Fort Myers, Fla., Bailie Featherston of Estero, Fla., Jasa Reed of Paragould, Ark. and Ty Reed of Bloomfield, Mo.; and many other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, at the Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott. Funeral service will follow at noon in the funeral home chapel with Bro. John Heigel officiating. Burial is in Mitchell Cemetery in Greenway, Ark.

Pallbearers are Joey Featherston, Jason Schmidt, Wade Smart, John Daniel Smart, Bob Featherston and Darin Reed.

Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home, of Piggott, is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the United Methodist Church of Piggott, Ark.