Betty Claudine Montgomery Tharp was born on June 1st, 1940 to Claude Medford and Vida Jane (Redburn) Montgomery in West Plains, Missouri. She departed this life on September 1st, 2020 to rejoin her beloved husband in the arms of Jesus at the age of 80 years.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Loren Edward Tharp, her parents, and one sister, Patricia Jane (Montgomery) Woolman.
She married Loren Edward Tharp on December 21, 1957, and their union was blessed with three children, Eddie Daryl Tharp and wife Angela of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, Deborah (Tharp) Tuhey and husband Michael, of Springfield, Missouri, and Billy Dale Tharp and wife Karen of Springfield, Missouri.
She is survived by her children; six grandchildren, Jonathan Allmon and wife, Amber, Nathan Allmon, Alecia (Tharp) Burleson and husband Mark, Jesse Tharp and wife Marissa, Edward James Tharp and wife Susannah, and Jamie Tharp; seven great grandchildren, with another one on the way; her brothers, Paul Montgomery and wife Thelma, Clifford Montgomery and wife Mary (Deceased) and David Montgomery and wife Brenda, and many nieces and nephews.
She gave her life to the Lord at an early age and served Him her entire life. After her retirement she served in the church nursery and was a grandma to many children until her health declined.
She enjoyed embroidery and quilting. She gifted many pieces, which are treasured by the recipients to this day.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon’s or the Gary Sinise Foundation for Veterans, and can be left at the funeral home.
Visitation will be Friday, September 4, 2020 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home, West Plain.
Church services will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Trinity Worship Service in West Plains, officiated by Pastor Charles Cale.
Burial will be in at Elk Creek Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.