Betty Joann Loyd

April 1, 1927 – August 4, 2011

Betty Joann Loyd, 84, Orrick, Mo., died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at Liberty Hospital in Liberty, Mo.

Betty was born on April 1, 1927 in Camden, Mo., to Vernon Leonard Huffman and Adelia Minerva Toner Huffman. She was a lifelong resident of Ray County. Betty was united in marriage to William Eldred Loyd on March 27, 1954 in a ceremony in Richmond, Mo., and he preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 1974. Betty was a member of the Camden United Methodist Church and was a member of and past matron of the Richmond Order of Eastern Star. Betty had worked at various places during her life, among them were Montgomery Wards in Denver, Colo., The Internal Revenue Service in Kansas City and The Social Security Administration in Kansas City, Mo., The Bank of Orrick, and then was the executive secretary and bookkeeper for the Gowing Corp. in Orrick from Sept. 2, 1962 through 1998. She was a co-owner of Loyd Truck Lines in Orrick from 1970 to 1973. Upon her husband’s death, she became the owner of the truck line from 1974 to 1981 when it was sold.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William Eldred Loyd , a brother, Joseph Leonard Huffman, and a sister, Vinetta Maxine Shelton.

Survivors include her children, Joseph William Loyd and Dee of Orrick, Mo., and Vinetta A. Garnett and Bob of Gladstone, Mo.; four grandchildren, Ginger Sparks and husband Randy, Susanne Mathews, Darin Savage and wife Carrie, and Tammy Parcel; 11 great-grandchildren, Cody Sparks, Amanda Jeffers and husband Josh, Brandon Wilson, Trevor Mathews, Mason Mathews, Anthony Savage and wife Megan, Ashton Savage, Jayme Savage, Zachary Parcel, and Haley Parcel; and six great-great-grandchildren, Ryider Hershburger, Kadince Jeffers, Alicia Johnmeyer, Alexis Johnmeyer, Ethan Savage and Jazzlynn Savage.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 at Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick. An Order of Eastern Star service will begin at 5:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 at Camden First United Methodist Church in Camden. Burial in South Point Cemetery near Orrick, Mo.


I am so sorry to have heard about your mother. She was a best friend to my mother, Willa Dean (Happy, maiden name) (Boyer, my father Lawence). My mother’s birthday was August 3, I understand your loss. They were two beautiful people. I will be out of town this weekend. I would like have been there for you as you were for me at Willa’s service. She talked about your mother so much. She was a special person. Please send me your contact address. Please keep in touch, my # is 816-246-6041, address is 2024 SW Walden Dr, Lee’s Summit, 64081. If you have any pictures of the two of them will you please think of me.
Dawnalie Boyer Hamman

I am sorry to hear of the passing of Betty Jo. Shirley Williams sent me an email of her stay at Liberty Hospital, but I wasn’t able to get to see her until after she passed. I wish had gotten to meet her and know her. I understand that the family decided to hold the funeral at Camden Unnited Methodist Church on Sun. I would attend except I will be in Springfield that day. My prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
Rev. Noel Chase

Joe and Vinetta,
I am so sorry to hear of the death of your Mom. She was a wonderful woman who always had a smile. She had a great gift to comfort people and to spread God’s love! I was blessed to have known her!
Ken and Beth (Waters) Warren

So sorry for your loss. Praying for you both during this time. Your mother was a very sweet woman and always had a kind word to say. It was always a special memory for John that they were both April Fool birthdays!!!! She will be greatly missed.
John and Judy Waters

Joe, Vinetta,Bob & DeeDee,
My condolences to you all. I never got to meet your mother but you spoke of her so often I feel I knew her. She will be truly missed. I am unable to be there today so I send my love and prayers to you all. Love ya
Leanna Adams