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Funeral services for Betty Jo Petrofsky age 89, will be conducted at 10:00 AM on Thursday, January 19, 2017 in the chapel of Sullivan Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Msgr. Zach of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Marshall. Graveside services will be at Algoma Cemetery in Marshall, TX.
Mrs. Petrofsky went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 16, 2017 in Tyler, TX. She was born on August 25, 1927 in Haynesville, LA to Imogene and Albert Boehringer. Betty Jo graduated from Gaston Texas High School in 1944 and then went on to earn her nursing degree at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She worked in most of the major hospitals in East Texas throughout her career. Betty Jo married Paul Petrofsky on August 23, 1947. She enjoyed hunting, horseback riding, and sewing but most of all she loved being a mother and grandmother.
Mrs. Petrofsky was preceded in death by her parents, and husband. She is survived by her daughter, Paula Jo Brown and husband Bernie; two granddaughters, Donna Jo Smith and husband Christopher, and Kelli Jean Beckham and husband Michael; and four great grandchildren, Christian and Ana Smith, and River and Koy Beckham.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at www.stjude.org/donate or to the charity of your choice.
Sullivan Funeral Home
(903)938-7777
Published on January 17, 2017
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