1933 Elizabeth 2022

Elizabeth Josephine "Betty Jo" Hoyt Gottsponer

January 11, 1933 — March 29, 2022

Elizabeth Josephine “Betty Jo” Hoyt Gottsponer was born January 11, 1933 in Adona, Perry County, Arkansas.

She was the oldest daughter of Joseph and Helen (Nagel) Hoyt and had five brothers and three sisters.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Joe Hoyt, Jr., and Jimmy Lewis Hoyt; and sisters, Mary Ellen Hill, Carol Ann Widner, and Vicky Hoyt; and the father of her sons, Carl Gottsponer.

Survivors include: three brothers, Edd (Carol) Hoyt, Ray (Clarene) Hoyt, and Ron Hoyt; her four sons, Randy, Harry (Maria), Glen (Kelly) and Dale (Karen) Gottsponer; fifteen grandchildren and thirteen great- grandchildren.

Betty Jo graduated from Mt. Saint Mary’s Academy.  She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church (IHM) in Marche, Arkansas for over fifty years, and actively participated in the Altar Society and Rosary Solidarity for many years.

She worked at Saint Joseph’s Orphanage for many years in the 1960’s and 1970’s, and worked at Camp Robinson Professional Education Center in the dining facility for many years before retiring in 1998.

She enjoyed weekly line dancing at the Sherwood Community Center and playing Bingo at IHM. She also loved spending time with family, cooking, babysitting her grand-dogs and working in her flower beds.

The family would like to thank Andover, Memory Care of Arkansas, and Kindred Hospice. A special thanks to Ashley Littleton, RN and the nurses and staff that took such good care of mom.

Visitation is 5:00 to 7:00 PM, followed by the Rosary at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:00 AM, Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.  Interment will be at Immaculate Heart of Mary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immaculate Heart of Mary Memorial Fund, or Alzheimer’s Arkansas in her memory.

Arrangements by Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114, 501-758-1170.--

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Visitation

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Smith Family Funeral Home - North Little Rock

1921 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114

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Rosary

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

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