AIKEN - Mrs. Betty H. Coward, 82, widow of the late Hasseltine Chaffee "Bo" Coward, Jr. passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, November 24 at the Shellhouse Funeral Home Chapel on Hayne Ave. with the Rev. Dr. Fred W. Andrea III officiating. Interment will follow in Millbrook Baptist Church Cemetery.
Betty was born in North Augusta, SC to the late Pauline Purvis and Willard A. Howard. Betty has been part of the Aiken community for over 50 years and adored the town, her family and friends, and her church community. Betty taught first grade at Aiken Elementary School for decades and loved helping to shape young minds. She was a longtime member and former President of the Sunshine Garden Club, a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, and was an avid bridge player. Betty and her late husband were owners of Coward-Corley Seed Co for years and loved being a part of the small business community.
She is survived by her daughter, Julia Coward Hoffbauer and son-in-law Dale Hoffbauer, Tampa, FL and twin granddaughters, Rebecca Ann and Kyla Marie Hoffbauer.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Aiken's First Baptist Church, 120 Chesterfield St. NE., Aiken, SC 29801 or the American Cancer Society
The family will receive friends Saturday, November 23 from 4:00-6:00 PM at SHELLHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 924 HAYNE AVE., AIKEN, SC.
Published by Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star from Nov. 20 to Nov. 27, 2019.