Betty Lou Eggert, 84, of Odessa, MO passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at her home.
A private burial will be in the Missouri Veteran’s Cemetery, 20109 Business Hwy 13, Higginsville, MO, 64037. The family will host a Celebration of Life at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 27, 2021, at the Odessa Restoration Branch, 6783 MO-131, Odessa, MO, 64076. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Odessa Restoration Branch or Kansas City Hospice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd Street, Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524. Memories of Betty and condolences for her family may be left on our website at www.LedfordFamilyFH.com
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Betty was born on February 24, 1937, in Fort Sumner, New Mexico to Aylor and Irma (Mason) Duncan. She was a 1955 graduate of Lee’s Summit High School. On October 29, 1955, she was united in marriage to Glenn Delbert Eggert in Lee’s Summit, MO. They moved to San Francisco, CA where Glenn was stationed in the Army. After discharge, they returned to the family farm in Odessa where they stayed the remainder of their lives. Betty was an avid reader, loved her family, spent her life as a homemaker, and raised five children.
Glenn preceded her in death one year and one day earlier on June 1, 2020. Betty was also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, James Duncan; a sister, Annabelle Duncan; and a great granddaughter, Cora Padilla.
Betty is survived by her five children, Betty “Denise” (Alan) Elefson, Lamoni, IA, Ron (Melanie) Eggert, Oak Grove, MO, Steve (Brenda) Eggert, Lee’s Summit, MO, Kevin Eggert, Odessa, MO, Michael Eggert, Odessa, MO; Thirteen grandchildren, Micah (Becky) Elefson, Michelle Padilla, Mariah (David) Smith, Marianne Elefson, David (Kari) Eggert, Melissa (Mike) Kidwell, Johnathon (Tausha) Eggert, Alisha Eggert, Cody Eggert, Aiden Eggert, Jacob (Terri) Eggert, Rachel (Ryan) Miller, and Zach (Hannah) Eggert; and seventeen great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, Irma Ray, Dorothy Franks, and Mary Todd; and one sister-in-law Ruth Duncan.