Betty Jo Layton Hudson, 71, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at the Via Christi St. Francis Hospital with her family by her side in Wichita, Kan.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Gregg Theatre in Sedan with Holly and Steven Sutton officiating. Burial will follow at the Ozro Falls Cemetery, North of Hewins, Kan. Following the burial, there will be a celebration of Betty Jo’s life with a covered dish dinner at the Sedan Country Club. All friends and family are invited. No memorials were established, but donations can be sent to the David W. Barnes Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, and the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan.

Survivors include her three children, Marijo Roberts and husband Mike of Sedan, Kan., Lisa Hudson of Sedan, Kan., and Christopher Mills and wife Karissa of Oklahoma City; six grandchildren; Eric Rogers and wife Amy, Holly Sutton and husband Steven, Dayton Drummonds, Taryn Mills, Kaidence Mills, and Keanon Ellette Mills; great-grandchildren, Zane and Gentry Troutner; a niece, Jody Green and husband Mike; and a nephew, Mike Richardson and wife Mitzi.

In addition to her parents, Betty Jo was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Lou Richardson.

Betty Jo was born July 23, 1942 in Cedar Vale, Kan., to Howard "Shorty" Layton and Maude (Bohannon) Layton. She grew up in the Hewins area and attended school in Hewins before graduating from Cedar Vale High School class of 1960. Betty Jo lived in Pawhuska and Oklahoma City before coming to Sedan in 2004. She worked in retail sales for many years and worked at The Gift Gallery in Sedan since 2004.

Betty Jo was a member of the Sedan Lion’s Club, Sedan Chamber of Commerce, and The Chautauqua County Fair Board, and also Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association. She loved going to the movies, shopping, working at the Gift Gallery, and most of all visiting with people.

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David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan is in charge of arrangements.