|Birth: ||Oct. 27, 1924|
|Death: ||Oct. 12, 2012|
Betty Ann Alkire, 87, passed away at her home in Nevada, MO on Friday, October 12, 2012 following an illness of several months. She was born on October 27, 1924 in Overland Park, KS to Wiley Clifton Langdon and Elsie Gertrude Stephens Langdon. She married Joseph Edward Alkire and he preceded her in death June 20, 1981.
Betty was raised in Crawford, NE and graduated from Crawford High School. She and her husband lived in Nevada, MO then moved to the State of Nevada where Joseph worked for an open pit mining company. They moved back to Vernon County, MO in 1971 where she has resided since.
Survivors include two daughters; Marilyn Peery, and her husband James, Nevada, MO, and Christiane Bennett and her husband Dennis, Rolla, MO; one son David Alkire, and his wife Cindy, Rolla, MO; daughter-in-law Carolyne Alkire, Farmington, MO; 12 grandchildren including the three she raised, Melissa Humphrey, Shawna Alkire and Nathan Alkire; numerous great and great-great grandchildren; one sister, and best friend, Bonnie Taylor, Nevada, MO; one sister-in-law Mildred Conner, Auburn, NE; and, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband she is preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, MO with Pastor Herb Bishop officiating. Interment will follow at National Cemetery, Ft. Scott, KS. Friends may call now until the hour of service at the funeral home. The family will receive friends from 12:00-1:00 p.m. on Tuesday prior to the funeral service.
Those who wish may contribute in her memory to the Vernon County Cancer Relief Fund in care of Ferry Funeral Home 301 S. Washington, Nevada, MO 64772.
Joseph Edward Alkire (1917 - 1981)
Fort Scott National Cemetery
Plot: SECTION 9 SITE 104
Created by: Betty
Record added: Oct 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98919733