Saunders, Betty Jo
Birth: Thursday, October 26, 1944 in Washington, D.C.
Residence: Cobb Island, Maryland
Death: Friday, July 14, 2017 at the age of 72
Laid to Rest: Saturday, July 22, 2017 in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Maryland
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Betty Jo (Kimble) Saunders, 72, of Cobb Island, MD passed away unexpectedly on July 14, 2017. Born on October 26, 1944 in Washington, DC to the late Joseph Carter Kimble and the late Anna Grant Kimble, Betty Jo is also preceded in death by her sisters, Patsy Ann Kimble Qureshi and Gloria Jean Kimble. She leaves behind her husband of 32 years, James "Spider" L. Saunders, Jr.; sons, Charles Edmond Turner, Richard Wayne Turner and James L. Saunders, III; daughters, Kelly Jo Talton Baker and Tanya Talton Ferris; brothers, Joseph Kimble and Larry Robey; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Betty Jo graduated from Gwynn Park High School and the College of Southern Maryland. In 1979 she married Spider. Together they raised a family while residing in Hughesville and Park Hall, MD prior to moving to Cobb Island where they owned and operated Saunders Marina. Betty Jo enjoyed all outdoor activities, particularly boating and fishing. She also liked to bowl and play bingo in her spare time. Above all, Betty Jo loved being with her family and yellow labs.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 2-4PM and from 6-8PM (Prayers at 7PM) at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, PA (211 St. Mary's Ave., La Plata, MD); where a Funeral Service will also be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10AM; Interment to follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery (4111 Pennsylvania Ave., Suitland, MD). Arrangements by Arehart-Echols Funeral Home.