Betty Jo Allen, 86, of Rogers, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at Rogers Health & Rehabilitation Center in Rogers, Arkansas.
Betty Jo was born October 22, 1934 in Centerton, Arkansas to Sherman Johnson and Dorothy Slate Vaughn. She graduated from Bentonville High School in 1952. She retired from the Benton County Sheriff’s Department after serving her local community proudly. She was a Godly woman and attended the Church of Christ in Rogers, Arkansas. In her spare time, she loved to crochet, travel, and tend to her garden of roses.
She is survived by her daughter, Johnetta "Polly" Edwards of Tulsa, OK; 6 grandchildren, Chris Defoe and wife, Lauren of Nebraska, Mike Defoe and wife, Billie of TX., Abeline Simmers of OK., Abram Simmers of OK., William Edwards of FL., Angela Tummons of MO; 13 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; nephew, Marvin Curtis and wife, Melyn; and many other loved ones.
She is preceded in death by husband, Jim Allen, son William Edwards, sister Louise Curtis, and her parents.
The visitation will be held 10:00am-12:00pm, Monday, July 12, 2021 at Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home. The graveside service will follow at 1:00pm, Monday July 12, 2021 at Dickson Cemetery in Cherokee City, AR. Pastor Paul Woodhouse will officiate the service.