Betty Jo Mattox, 71, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., the daughter of the late Thomas Dowden and Freda Cottrell Dowden, was born May 2, 1935, in Ingalls, Ind. She died April 23, 2007, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark.
She was united in marriage to Vernon Mattox in 1965. He preceded her in death in 2006. She was a homemaker. Survivors include: her children, Evelyn Fosnot of Ingalls, Ind., Betty Bricker of Shreveport, La., Bruce Runyan of Piedmont, Okla., and Daniel Runyan of Edmond, Okla.; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Abraham Dowen of Melbourne; a sister, Louise Holland of Salem, Ore.; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband and her father and mother. Cremation arrangements were under the direction the Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem with memorial services planned for next week in Indiana.