Betty Jo (Jackson) Fields, 58, passed away Dec. 24, 2009 at Freeman Hospital, Joplin, MO, after suffering a heart attack Dec. 21.

She was the wife of James ‘Cat’ Fields, south Grove, who she married July 10, 2001. Jo was born July 6, 1951, to Cleve and Marie Jackson, Zena.

she was a graduate of Grove High School, and actively participated in sport programs, especially basketball.

Proceeded in death by her first husband, Earnie Thomas in 1997, her parents, brother Jack Jackson and sister Helen Todd.

Survivors include husband Cat, daughter Debbie Nowlin and Mike Nowlin, Jay, son Dallas Thomas, Grove grandchildren; Misty, Emily and Tyler of Jay and Brett, Afton, sisters Joy Anderson, Jay, Clovetta Guinn, Tallahassee, FL, brother Bob Jackson, Big Cabin, OK and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on January 2, 2009, 10:30 am at the Elks Lodge meeting room in Grove.