Betty Sue (Wood) Fugate, age 84, of El Dorado Springs, left this life on February 15,2022, after a short illness. Betty was born December 1, 1937, in Cedar County, to George T. Wood and Fern (McCullick) Wood. Betty graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1955.
Betty was saved at a young age and baptized in 1947 into the RLDS church of Coal Hill. She continued her walk with Christ throughout her lifetime, attending Coal Hill Community of Christ Church.
Betty and Donald L. Fugate married on February 20, 1972. Collectively they had six children. Betty and Don lived on a cattle farm south of El Dorado Springs for many years. Betty worked at various jobs in her life and retired from the phone company, Contel.
In her retirement, Betty loved to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to read, sew, and garden when she wasn’t chasing kids around.
Preceding Betty in death are her parents, George and Fern Wood; sister and brother-law Patricia and Lynn McCowan; grandparents: Wilma (Allen) and James McCullick, John T. and Myrtle (Lusk) Wood.
Survivors include her husband: Donald L. Fugate; two sons: Terry (Dana) Anderson of El Dorado Springs, MO; Randy (Sandy) Hudson of El Dorado Springs; grandchildren: Cody (Emily) Hudson of El Dorado Springs, MO and Cheyenne (Mike) Shipp of El Dorado Springs, MO. Step-Children: Tony Fugate of TX; Cheryl Barrios of FL; Debra Degenfelder of Kansas City, MO; Cynthia Fugate of LA. Great-grandchildren: Ryker Kutina; Taylee Hudson; Raylee Hudson; Wylee Hudson; Aubrey Johnson; Addisyn Johnson; Amelia Shipp; soon to be born Hudson Shipp and numerous other step-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.