Betty Koby

Betty Koby, 78, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas died at home on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. She was born June 24, 1934 in Boone County, Missouri to Fred and Ruby Fenton of Columbia, Missouri. She graduated from Hickman High School in 1952 and attended the University of Missouri. Betty married Lloyd Koby in Columbia on July 24, 1954. Betty and Lloyd lived in Kansas, Missouri, Utah, Texas and Arkansas. She was a loving, dedicated wife and mother of two children. After her children were raised, she worked at the University of Dallas Bookstore for 26 years retiring in 1998. They are members of Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church. Betty always put others before herself and was regarded by many of her friends as “the glue that held the neighborhood together.”She was dearly loved and will be deeply missed. She is predeceased by her parents and an infant daughter. Betty is survived by her husband of 58 years, Lloyd Koby of Hot Springs Village; son, Steven (Linda) Koby; daughter, Stephanie (John) O’Donnell; two grandchildren and three step-grandchildren; and brother, Howard Fenton. Memorial service were 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church. Graveside services were at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Sedgwick, Kansas at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the care of Caruth Village Funeral Home; guests may register at