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Betty Jo Hontz

Betty Jo Hontz
1935 – 2021
Union Star, MO: Betty Jo Hontz, 86, Union Star, MO passed away Saturday, December 11, 2021
at a St. Joseph, MO hospital.
She was born July 30, 1935 in rural Shelby County, Missouri the daughter of George Lowell
and Opal Mae (Blackwell) Perrigo.
On July 29, 1961 she married Harold Hontz in Mexico, MO. He preceded her in death on
February 16, 2002.
Betty was secretary for Northwest Missouri Seed. She was a member of the Santa Fe
Christian Church, Santa Fe, MO. She enjoyed gardening and was very talented in sewing and
crocheting.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Jason Hontz; brother, Lowell Ray
Perrigo; brother-in-law, Gene Scott; sister-in-law, Kate Hontz and nephews, Mark Alan Scott
and Paul Dwayne Scott.
Betty is survived by her son, Rick (Mandy) Hontz, Union Star, MO; step-sons, Bill (Brenda)
Hontz, Moberly, MO, Darrel (Carol) Hontz, Lexington, South Carolina, Harold Dean Hontz, Green
Top, MO; grandchildren, Ryan and Delaney Hontz; three step grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Scott,
Joyce (Billy Joe) Young, Jolene Gilltrap; sister-in-law, Diana Perrigo and brother-in-law, Bob
Hontz.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 16 at the United Methodist
Church, Union Star, MO under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home, King City, MO. Burial
will follow in Union Star Cemetery, Union Star, MO. The family will receive friends from 6:00-
8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Roberson Funeral Home, King City, MO. Memorials may be made to
the Union Star Methodist Church and or Union Star Baptist Church for children in need in care
of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 153, King City, MO 64463. Online condolences may be left
at www.robersonfuneralhome.com



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