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Betty was a graduate of Ava High School class of 1949. She married Wayne Gott, her high school sweetheart, Jan. 11, 1950 at Ava, Mo.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne Gott, of the home in Salem, Mo.; sons Dennis Gott and Laura Arts, and Roger Gott and wife, Janet, of Salem. Three grandchildren include Amber Polizzi and husband, Joe, of Creve Coeur, Lindsey Gott, St. Louis, Nathan Gott, Springfield; and one great-granddaughter, Maria Polizzi.
Survivors also include four sisters, Linda Fleetwood, Sandra Sanders, both from Independence, Lois Kester, of Ava, and Gloria Creps, of Ozark, Mo.; one sister-in-law, Lola Gerard, of Branson; one brother-in-law, Wallace Gott, of Upland, Calif.; and many nephews and nieces. Special friends include Carl and Frankie Eichenberger and Janece Martin.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Ellen (Bloomer) Fleetwood; brother Billy Fleetwood; five brothers-in-law, Shelby Gott, Millard Gott, Ray Gerard, Virgil McLaughlin, and Bill Sanders; and three sisters-in-law, Georgia Mathes, Mable Adams and Betty (Cardin) Gott, of Upland, Calif.
Betty was an active member of First Baptist Church of Salem, sang in the church choir, and attended faithfully as long as her health permitted. She will be long remembered for the many acts of kindness and benevolence shown to this community, surrounding communities, and numerous individuals.
Betty was always an active part of the business and could be found working at the store on many occasions. Betty enjoyed shopping for herself, but it gave her much joy to buy for others.
One of her greatest pleasures and no doubt fondest memories, was watching and cheering for her sons and grandchildren as they competed in sporting events. This activity without a doubt added many good years to her life. Betty loved the Lord, and she loved taking care of her family. She will be deeply missed by her family, church family, and all who knew and loved her.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at First Baptist Church, Salem, with Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Salem.
Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church of Salem or SBU Salem Campus.