Betty Lou Buckner Koechig, 75, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

She was born May 18, 1941 in Cape Girardeau to Henry Russell and Audrey E. Kern Buckner. Betty married Ronald L. Moss May 6, 1961, Ivan Farrow in May 1978 and later Lloyd Koechig December 3, 1993. Lloyd preceded her in death February 23, 2005.

Betty was a 1960 graduate of Cape Central High School. She worked at the former Florsheim Shoe Company, at Southeast Hospital as a nurse’s aid, the former Famous Barr and retired from Macy’s.

Loving survivors include her children Elizabeth L. (Tony) Carter of Vienna, Il and Michael L. (Catalina) Moss of Pearland, TX; three grandchildren, Derrick Pearl, Daryl (Chelsea) Obptande, and Sebastian Moss; a great grandchild, Trinity Pearl; four siblings, Hazel E. Welter, James R. (Lilian) Buckner, Harold G. (Melba) Buckner, and Peggy J. Evans.

Also surviving are three nephews, Roger (Missy) Buckner, J.B. III (Shannon) Evans, and Jason Singleton and five nieces, Trudy E. (Michael) LeGrand, Pamela J. (David) Goodin, Elizabeth Evans, Loretta (Tim) Kincaid, and Paula (Mark) Carnell.

In addition to her husbands Lloyd and Ivan, she was preceded in death by her parents.

Betty especially wished to acknowledge her constant supporters, Pat Hecht and Karen McCullough, the doctors, nurses and help provided her during her battle with Leukemia.

A private graveside service will be held at Fairmont Cemetery in Cape Girardeau with Rev. Michael Woods officiating.

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