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Betty Jo Keiper, age 83

Betty Jo Keiper, 83, passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at Unity Health Hospital in Searcy, Arkansas. Betty was born, Wednesday, January 17,1940 in Gurdon, Arkansas to Dewey and Jewell Harris Rutherford.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, five brothers, former husband, Delmas Golden, two sons, Terry Golden, Jimmy Golden and daughter, Carolyn Leaton.

Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Leaver and Patricia Lovelady. She is also survived by many grandchildren and a host of other family members.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at

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