JoBeth Rettig Baggett, 84, made her transition from this human experience on August 25, 2022 in Shreveport to follow her spiritual path. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2500 Southside Dr., Shreveport, Louisiana. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hope, Arkansas. A visitation will be held Tuesday, August 30, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Officiating the service will be Brother Tom Brown.
JoBeth was born on June 28, 1938 to Bertis Lee (Bert) Rettig and Ruth Coffey Rettig in Hope, Arkansas.
She was a graduate of Hope High School, attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and later graduated from the University of Tennessee School of Pharmacy, Memphis. There she worked as a Staff Pharmacist at St. Joseph Hospital for four years.
After moving to Shreveport in 1965, she was employed at Schumpert Medical Center, where she served as Director of Pharmacy Services for thirty years. During those years she was very active in local, state and national hospital pharmacy organizations, serving in many leadership positions, including president of Louisiana Society of Hospital Pharmacists. After retirement, she continued to work as a pharmacist at local and area retail pharmacies. She was a Board of Trustees member of Unity Church of Shreveport, and also served as their pianist. After her parents’ deaths in 1989, her many dear friends became her family.
JoBeth is preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Frank Baggett. Left to cherish her memory are her dearest friends, Brenda Rhyns, Xiao Chen, and Arlene McCwen, Annie Hunt, Nancy Edward, Louise McAvoy Mays, Nell Zack, Lacey Pierce Holder, Sondra Ezernack, JoAnn Forsatte, Milton and Kitty Harbuck, Sunny, Darryl and Clayton.
Honoring JoBeth as pallbearers will be Brandon Rhyns and Kenneth Simpson. Serving as honorary pallbearer will be Johnny Jackson.
The family would like to express special thanks to the Stevens Corporation for all their help.
The family suggests memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.