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Betty Jo Fountain

former wife of Vernie R. Fountain and co-operator of Fountain Mortuary Services, Columbia, Missouri, died February 19, 2013, at age 65. Fountain graduated from Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in Louisville in 1976 and became a licensed funeral director and embalmer in 1978. She also worked with the Boone and Callaway County Medical Examiner’s Office from 1986-04. Fountain was a member of the Missouri Funeral Directors & Embalmers Association 5th District for many years and a member of the Pi Sigma Eta mortuary fraternity, and she operated the funeral home with Vernie for 20 years. In 2005, she retired to pursue her passion for dancing and opened Twilight Dance Studio in Columbia, Missouri.