Betty Jo “Rainey” Terry, 74, of Brownwood, passed away Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, at the Brownwood Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at Davis-Morris Funeral Chapel with Ruben Packer officiating. Interment, under the direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home, will follow at the China Creek Cemetery in San Saba County. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at the funeral home.

Betty Jo was born Oct. 10, 1934, to Ed and Lula Rainey in San Saba County. After graduating from high school, she attended business school and went on to run her own tax service company. Later on she owned and operated Betty’s Thrift Store. She loved to cook and enjoyed painting, mostly with water colors. Her favorite colors were pink, red, and green.

Betty Jo is survived by a daughter, Peggy Jane Terry of Plano; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Lula Rainey; and three sisters, Lillian Smith, Nell Roberds and Ann Miller.