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     Betty Louise Edge, age 82, of Lamar, formerly of Springfield, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013 at Truman Healthcare Center where she had been a resident for the past month.

     Betty was born June 6, 1931 at Battlefield, Missouri, the daughter of Harry and Gladys (Perkins) Poole.  She graduated from Springfield High School and had worked as a pricing clerk for O'Reilly Auto Parts for more than 25 years.  On January 21, 1949, she married the love of her life, Bill Edge and they made their home and raised their son, Larry, in Springfield.  Betty and Bill enjoyed any activity they could share, especially traveling, camping, square-dancing, and spending time with their grandchildren.  Betty will be remembered first and foremost as a devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She was a member of Pythian Avenue Baptist Church.

     Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Bill, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry & Robbie Edge of Lamar; three granddaughters and their husbands, Shawna & Bert Phipps, Lamar, Sara & Danny Cawyer, Jasper, and Tara & Robert Littlejohn, Lamar; eight great-grandchildren, Carlee and Tanner Phipps, Brianna, Laney, Ellie and Macey Cawyer, Payton and Koen Littlejohn; and numerous close and dear friends.  She was preceded in death by a great-grandbaby, Kayden Littlejohn and was welcomed by three additional great-grandbabies in heaven.

     Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 8th at Crossway Baptist Church, (2900 North Barnes, Springfield, Missouri) where the family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time.  A committal service will be held at Missouri Veterans Cemetery south of Springfield at 1:00 p.m. Monday.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Pythian Avenue Baptist Church in care of Daniel Funeral Home, 1201 Broadway, Lamar, MO  64759.


#6 Charlie Downs 2013-07-08 07:18
I started @ O'Reilly in 1974 and had the pleasure to work in the same office as "Pricing Betty". I was a cocky kid but Betty coached me along, always treated me with respect, and we had a lot of fun together, got a smile on my face right now thinking about her. Her and Bill were a great couple and my prayers are with him (and the whole family) but they will be reunited someday in a much greater place. The world needs to be filled with more folks like these two, cherish the memories.
#5 West Covina, CADee Rippetoe 2013-07-08 07:01
I was so sorry to hear about Betty. I know it is very hard to go through this time. Please know that you are in my prayers. I wish I could be there. Lets keep in touch and let me know how things are going.
#4 Springfield MissourkCharlie OReilly 2013-07-07 20:25
Dear Bill (and all the family). So sorry to hear about the. Loss of Betty. When I heard the news, it brought up so many wonderful memories of working with her at OReilly Auto Parts. She was not only a very hard working and important Team Member of the company, but also one of the nicest and most pleasant person you could ever find. Gosh, again, the pleasant memories of working with Betty are just so vivid in my mind. I will never forget Betty. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I also am very sorry to miss the service, due to being out of town. My sincere regrets, Charlie O'Relly
#3 Sheldon, MoScotty Scoville 2013-07-07 19:29
Dear Edge Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers!
#2 Webb City, MOJim, Heather, and Jacob Cawyer 2013-07-07 12:04
The Edge family is such a sweet family, and I know they all loved Betty so much! I remember seeing Betty and Bill at various sporting events when they came to support Brianna. I just learned from the obituary that they were married for 64 years!!!! That is so amazing. We are praying for you all.
Revelation 21:4 "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes"...
#1 LiberalJim & Carol Hanshaw 2013-07-06 22:46
Larry, Robbie & family

So very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and grandmother. Whatever the circumstance, we're never ready to let go. Know that others are keeping you in their thoughts and prayers. May God grant you peace.

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