Betty Jo Brewer


    Betty Jo Brewer of St. James, Missouri, formerly of Cuba, Missouri, was born Wednesday, December 24, 1941 in rural Crawford County, Missouri to Theodore and Beulah (nee Mason) Chandler and passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020 at the age of 78 years.


    Betty married Lawrence Brewer on April 27, 1958 at Cuba, Missouri.
    Betty worked for Brown Shoe Company in Owensville, Missouri and then transferred to Brown Shoe in Steelville, Missouri. She retired, after 23 years of dedicated service, when Brown Shoe closed. She then went to work in the kitchen at Cuba Manor and worked there until Lawrence’s health began to decline and she stayed home to take care of him.
    She enjoyed working in the yard, mowing grass, taking care of her flowers and growing a beautiful garden. Betty treasured the times she got to spend taking walks at Maramec Spring. Betty loved being outdoors and going hunting with Lawrence. She never missed an episode of Hee Haw.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Beulah Chandler; one brother, Harvey and wife Patty Chandler; one sister, Sue Bommarito; three nephews, John Owen Chandler, Harvey Joseph Chandler and Everett Wisdon; special cousin, Donna Mae Chandler; and  brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Billy and wife Mary Soffray and Katherine Chandler.
    She is survived by her daughter, Sharon and husband Randy Lee of Cuba, Missouri; two brothers, Frank and wife Sandy Chandler of Wesco, Missouri and Alvin and wife Barb Chandler of Wesco, Missouri; three sisters, Shirley and husband Larry Joyce of Sullivan, Missouri, Ellen and husband Craig Elsner of St. James,  Missouri and Teri Dicus of Steelville, Missouri; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Stanley and wife Mildred Brewer of Cuba, Missouri and Vesper and wife Maxine Brewer of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
    Memorial visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
    Memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri with Chaplain Michael Reed officiating. Special recorded music will be “Peace In The Valley” and “Precious Memories.”
    Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.