Bettie Jo Starnes, 74, of Brenham, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2011, at her residence. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.
Bettie Jo was born February 13, 1936, in Stamford, Texas, to Joe Crews and Maggie Stafford Crews. On October 3, 1962, Betty Jo married Bill Starnes, and they just celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary.
She loved shopping at garage sales, and she enjoyed her coffee chats with her son-in-law, Tooter. Bettie loved the Lord and showed her faith by collecting angels. She loved her family very much as well as her little dog, Sierra.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Lafonda Sanchez, and a sister, Shirley Lain.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Bill Starnes, of Brenham; sons and daughters-in-law, Wallace and Vickie Johnson, of Wimberly, Texas, Tony and Bitsy Lett, of Brenham, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Terry Maxwell, of Brenham, Texas; ten grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren; two nieces, and one nephew.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the City of Brenham Animal Shelter at 2007 Old Chappell Hill Road, Brenham, Texas.