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Betty Jo Gilligan, 79, Hartford, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 at her home. Betty Jo Green was born July 6, 1938, in Kokomo, the daughter of Joseph W. and Mildred B. (Etchison) Green. She graduated from Kokomo High School.
Betty was joined in marriage to Thomas H. Gilligan on Jan. 18, 1963, in Kokomo. He preceded her in death Sept. 5, 1989.
She was a homemaker. Betty was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hartford and was a member of the Altar Society.
Betty will be forever remembered by her daughters, Rhonda Kemper (J.C. Mautz), Amy (Mike) Wilson, Hartford, Kansas, and Kelly McAllister, Warrensburg, Missouri; a son, Tom (Cathy) Gilligan, Hartford; a nephew, Noah Green, Los Angeles, California; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren, with four on the way.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; and only brother, Mark L. Green.
Mass of Christian burial was Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hartford.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church or Hand in Hand Hospice and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Home, P.O. Box 43, Lebo, KS 66856. Condolences may be expressed at vanarsdalefs.com.
Published on October 19, 2017
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