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     Betty M. Fitzwater, age 80, of Lamar, passed away Thursday morning, June 12, 2014 at Truman Healthcare Center where she had been a resident for less than a month.

     Betty was born June 24, 1933 at Kansas City, Missouri to Elvin L. and Edna (Wilson) Campbell.  She had lived in Kansas City, and Boonville, moving to Lamar to be near family.  

In addition to being a homemaker, Betty had been an over-the-road truck driver and had worked as a grill cook for various restaurants.  She was a member of Barton County Eagles Lodge.

     Survivors include two sons, Wayne (Lisa) Casey, Barkeyville, California and Steve (Julie) Casey, Sheldon, Missouri; a daughter, Barbara Kay (Jack) Pearson, Taylor, Arkansas; a sister, Debbie Rogers, Kansas City, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Stacy, Corey, Danielle, Jason, Davin, Avery, and Christian; and several great-grandchildren.

     Betty was preceded in death by her parents; a former husband, George Gaylen Casey; four brothers; and a son, Linden Casey.

     The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Daniel Funeral Home.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Barton County Humane Society in care of the funeral home.

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