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Betty Jo Shields Obituary

Betty Jo Coley Shields
Betty Jo Coley Shields

December 14, 1926 - June 3, 2017
Born in Houston, Texas
Resided in Wimberley, TX
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Thomason Funeral Home
14700 Ranch Road 12
Wimberley, TX US 78676
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Forest Park Lawndale
6900 Lawndale
Houston, TX US 77023
Thursday, June 8, 2017
1:00 PM
Forest Park Lawndale
6900 Lawndale
Houston, TX US 77023
Thursday, June 8, 2017
1:00 PM


Betty Jo Coley Shields was born on December 14, 1926 in Houston, TX. She passed away at the age of 90 on June 3, 2017 in Wimberley, TX. Betty Jo was preceded in death by her parents Calvin William Taylor and Opal Fleming Taylor, loving husband Florentine Iry Coley, Jr, sister Wanda Taylor Snell, and daughter Barbara Lynn Coley Richardson.

Betty Jo was a 1942 graduate of Jefferson Davis High School in Houston, TX and attended Houston Business College. Betty Jo and husband Jim relocated to Wimberley, TX in 1981 and she was an active lifelong member of Wimberley First Baptist Church Choir, taught Vacation Bible School for children and taught Sunday School Classes. She was a strong Christian woman who loved God, her family, and her many friends.

She is survived by her husband James Curtis Shields of Wimberley, TX; daughters JoAnn Coley Koening and husband Mark of San Antonio, TX, Diane Coley Fletcher and Mary Coley Krouse and husband Mike, both of Wimberley, TX; 8 loving grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

Her family will welcome friends at Thomason Funeral Home in Wimberley on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 4:00 P.M. through 6:00 P.M. Graveside services and interment will be held Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston. For more information, call Thomason Funeral Home at (512) 396-2300 or visit to sign the guest book.




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