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Betty Jo Coit Gardner, 77, died March 27, 2015. She was born on November 1, 1937, near DeWitt to Sam and Hazel Kerns Coit. She was retired from Belleville Shoe Corp. and was a member of Forks LaGrue Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald Gardner; two sisters Sadie Thomas and Mildred (Sue) Watkins; and two brothers Sam Bryant Coit and Richard Coit.
She is survived by her brother, Billy Coit of DeWitt, sister Margaret Coit of Conway and half sister, Mary Ann Rabeneck of Beebe, sister-in-law Susan Coit of Stuttgart and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be March 29 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services are 2:00 March 30 at Essex Funeral Home chapel with burial in Cedarcrest Memorial Gardens by Essex Funeral Home. Memorial may be made to Forks LaGrue Baptist Church. essexfuneralhome.com

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