Betty Julia Beals
Betty Julia Beals
  • November 19, 1925 - February 13, 2017
  • Stockton, Missouri

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Nov. 19, 1925-Feb. 13, 2017

Graveside: 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, Floral Hills Cemetery, Kansas City.

Betty J. Beals, 91, Stockton, died Monday, Feb. 13, at Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility.

She married Bert Major Beals Jr. July 29, 1944, on a three-day furlough before he shipped out overseas. Two children were born of the union.

She spent most of her life in Independence before retiring with her husband to Lake of the Ozarks near Camdenton. She moved to Osceola in 2001, then to Stockton in 2010.

Survivors include a son, Zachary Orrin Beals and wife Barbara; a daughter, Rebecca Dawn Groff and husband Joe of Stockton; and a sister, Mildred Butcher of Stockton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Major, Feb. 17, 2001; her parents, Orrin and Mary Elizabeth Carter; and a sister, Billie Riggs.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Caplinger Mills Volunteer Fire Department at Mid-Missouri Bank, or a charity of your choice.