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Betty Virginia (Neese) Parrack, 88, Lamar, passed away December 15, 2013 at Barton County Memorial Hospital following a short illness.

Betty was born January 12, 1925, at Bois D’Arc MO, and was the oldest daughter of Russell Floyd and Lucy Fae (Hinshaw) Neese.  She graduated from Willard High School in 1943 and attended Draghon’s Business College.  She worked at Heers in Downtown Springfield in the 1940’s, at Erwin’s Grocery Store, Corner Card and Gift Shop, Walters’ Studio, and Sears in Lamar.  She was a member of the Powdre Puff Bowling League for a number of years.  She loved to read, crochet afghans for family members, and was always asked to bring the pies to family gatherings.

She married Norman (Johnny) Parrack on March 24, 1949 in Springfield.

Survivors include a daughter Diane (husband-Mike) Sharits, Carthage; a son Jay Parrack, Lamar; two grandsons, Ryan Long, Kansas City, MO; and Brady (wife-Haden) Long, Springfield; two granddaughters, Devon Sharits, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and Taylor Sharits, Springfield; and two great granddaughters, Edyn Jayne Rivas and Elliot Anderson Long, both of Springfield; three sisters, Mary Head, Springfield; Norma Jean Chapman, Oconomowoc, WI; and Barbara Blackwell, Springfield; one brother-in-law Gaylord Parrack, Mobile AL, as well as several nieces, nephews, and very close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Norman (October 1988); sister Catherine Henry; four brothers-in-law; four sisters-in-law; three nephews; and one niece.

Visitation will be held Thursday, December 19 from 6-7 p.m. and funeral services are scheduled for Friday, December 20 at 2 p.m. at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Barton County Library in care of Daniel Funeral Home.



#7 Nevada, MoSandy Weber VanStratten 2014-01-18 10:39
Will miss Betty so much--she was one of my favorite ladies when I did her hair. She was a great lady. I'm sorry for your loss!!!
#6 Nevada< MoSandra VanStratten 2014-01-18 10:36
Betty will be missed by many, including myself. She was one of my favorites when I did her hair. I think of her often when I use the afgan she made me one year for Christmas. May God bless you!!!
#5 Lamar, MoTammy Gillette 2014-01-01 00:17
Jay, I am sorry to hear about your momma. It has been many years since I cared for her but it was a pleasure. A sweet lady who will be sadly missed. I am sorry for your loss. Tammy
#4 Joplin, MOJohn & Kerry Divine 2013-12-18 07:06
Dear Diane & Jay & Families,
We grieve with you at the loss of your mom. It's hard to believe it's that time in our lives. You're in our thoughts--we know how you feel. Our deepest sympathies.
With love & fond memories.
John & Kerry
#3 Bill @ Shirley Gaither 2013-12-16 18:35
Our sympathy for her passing. God bless your family! I feel a great loss, having spent so much time around Jay and being around both Norman and Betty. I was treated like one of the kids. Betty will be missed by many!!
#2 Nevada, MOMichelle Patton Magee 2013-12-16 09:56
Was sorry to hear of your mothers passing. She was a great lady. Your family is in my prayers.
#1 Mesa, AZBob & Carol Long 2013-12-16 08:15
We send our sincere sympathy to Diane and Jay and all the family. It is especially difficult to lose someone you love at this time of year. Bob and I are in Arizona, but our thoughts are with you.

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