Memorial services for Betty Jo Walkin, age 76, of Brownwood, will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, at Southside Church with Bill Slaymaker officiating. A private burial was held earlier.

Mrs. Walkin passed away Friday at her home.

Betty Jo was born June 16, 1932, in Barry County, Mo., the daughter of Otis and Opal (Summers) Taff. She had been a resident of Brownwood since the early 1970s and had been a member of Southside Church for more than 20 years.

She was a retired nurse, having worked at Brownwood Regional Medical Center and the Baptist Encampment. Betty Jo loved to paint, fish and knit.

Survivors include her daughter, Rhonda C. Gilbert of Brownwood; grandchildren, Jeannie Singh of Brownwood, Curtis “Jeff” Moore of Austin, Jason Moore of Brownwood, Donald Gilbert of Brownwood and David Gilbert of Brownwood.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Cecil Walkin, and brother, J. T. Taff.