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Betty Jane Percy, age 87, of rural Lamar, died Monday September 24, 2012 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Lockwood, MO.

Betty was born May 9, 1925 at Hartford, KS to Bill and Martha (Kramer) Balster.  In addition to being a devoted homemaker and mother of ten children, Betty had worked at Big Smith, O'Sullivan Industries, and Thorco, retiring in 1987.  She enjoyed gardening and crocheting, was a 4-H leader, and loved her many grandchildren.

Survivors include six sons, Donald (Lynda) McNamee of Raymond, MS, Bill (Corinne) McNamee of Tacoma, WA, Danny McNamee of Middlebury, FL, Doug (Jan) Lucas of Jasper, MO, Larry Lucas of Lamar, MO, Glenn (Karolyn) Tinkey of Lamar, MO; four daughters, Susie (Jim) Rennick of Ellsinore, MO, Patty (Larry) Ball of Lamar, MO, Kay  (John) Wartick of Wilburton, OK, and Fay (Greg) Long of Nevada, MO; 22 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; 19 step-great grandchildren; one step-great-great grandchild; a brother-in-law, E.T. Lewis of Pensacola, FL; two sisters-in-law, Marcene Balster of Reeds, MO and Rosie Balster of Jasper; and her second husband, W.L. Lucas, Jr. of Muskogee, OK.

Preceding her in death were her parents; three husbands, Wayne McNamee, Charles Tinkey, and Ernest Percy; three brothers, Donald Shumaker, Cecil Balster, and Frank Balster; three sisters, Florence Shumaker, Julia Lewis, and Katherine Thomas; a grandson, Jason Lucas; a great granddaughter, Leslie Dawn Ball.

A graveside funeral service will be 1:00 pm Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, west of Golden City, MO.

The family will receive friends 6:00 to 7:00 pm Wednesday at Daniel Funeral Home.

Contributions are suggested to Mt. Carmel Cemetery in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#11 Vicenza, ItalyAundria and family 2012-09-30 00:29
Even if we were always distant in miles, never in heart!! Thank you for always loving us and taking time to get together when we could! I will cherish those moments forever!
#10 Seattle, WAAustin McNamee 2012-09-27 16:31
I'm humbled by how many family members were fortunate enough to love Grandma and be loved by her her in return. She leaves quite a legacy for the rest of us to carry on.
#9 Tim and Terri Braker 2012-09-27 08:50
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was such a joy. She raised wonderful children. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
#8 Mineola TXHoward and Sandi McKinney 2012-09-27 06:17
our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.
#7 Tacoma, WAWill & Corinne McNamee 2012-09-26 12:43
Our Mom was the bond that held us all together. Let's not let her passing break this bond. I regret I can not be tthere to celebrate her life. I love her so:
Our Mom
Betty Jane Balster, McNamee, Lucas, Tinkey, Percy
She Loved Us All!

When a Dragonfly flutters its wings
It is like the gentleness our mother brings
We often wonder how to describe how we feel
Knowing without you none of this would have been real

We all know that life has been rough on you
But your love for your children has always been true
We love you Mom for all you
#6 Peggy Costley Nottingham 2012-09-26 05:51
Patty and Larry
So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing
You are in my prayers
#5 Lamar,MoWayne and Janice Seaton 2012-09-25 20:31
our thoughts and prayers are with the family in ur time of sorrow
#4 Pryor,OKDiana \Antal\ Watt 2012-09-25 19:58
Sorry to hear about Betty "mom" passing,she was one great woman! Always had that beautiful smile on her face! One more angel in Heaven!!
#3 Jim Overton_Nevada Mo. 2012-09-25 19:01
She was a great lady I will always remember all the great times we had
#2 The Colony, TexasLisa Balster Heavener 2012-09-25 19:01
Goodbye Aunt Betty..Knowing you are now with grandpa, grandma, and all your siblings gives me a warm spot in my heart! My prayers are with all your children and the rest of our family while we all learn to deal your loss.

To all my cousins I love you all and my heart knows your pain!

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