Betty Jane (Cole) Southworth, 91, died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at home. She was the beloved wife of George T. F. Southworth with whom she celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary on October 5, 2016.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Ellis and Mildred (Baxter) Cole, she had lived in Coventry since 1950. She worked as a teacher's aide at Coventry High School.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children: Donna J. Tillier of Coventry, Gary E. Southworth of Coventry and Glenn S. Southworth of Bradenton, FL; two brothers: Merrill A. Cole and David P. Cole both of Coventry; two sisters: Virginia Arling of Warwick and Judith D. Sawyer of Wells River, VT; eight grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was the mother of the late George T.F. Southworth Jr. and sister of the late Priscilla Anderson, Donald O. and Norman E. Cole.
Funeral service Tuesday, March 21 at 10 AM at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home & Crematory, 659 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick. Calling hours will be held Monday from 4-7 PM. Burial will be in Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to VNA Care New England, 51 Health Lane, Warwick, RI 02886.