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Betty J. Cato

Friday, April 18, 2003

Betty J. Cato, the daughter of the late Arthur and Jessie Mae Underwood Simpson, was born in Paragould, Ark., on June 12, 1926, and died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 76. Mrs. Cato was a former resident of Dexter and had lived in Marble Hill since 1976 before moving to Altenburg a year and a half ago. On Dec. 27, 1941, she was married to Orville Cato in Bloomfield. She is survived by her husband, Orville Cato of Altenburg; one son, Roger Dale Cato of Paducah, Ky.; one daughter, Sandra Lee Cooper of Columbus, Ohio; ten grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Charles, Arthur, Ralph, Keith, and Samuel Simpson; and three sisters, Ruth Pulliam, June Seymour, and Pauline Thorton. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. today, Friday, April 18, 2003, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2003, in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Randel Poole of Marble Hill officiating. Interment will follow in Dexter Cemetery. Watkins & Sons Funeral Service is in charge of all arrangements.