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     Betty J. Selvey, age 75, of rural Liberal, passed away Thursday, November 19, 2009, at her home.


     Betty was born January 2, 1934, in Irwin, Missouri, one of the six children of Ted and Ruby (Little) Clements.  She graduated from Lamar High School in 1952.  On January 3, 1954, in Lamar, Betty married Bob Selvey, and they have been long-time Barton County farmers.  Betty also served as Tax Collector for Ozark Township for many years.  In addition to being a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Betty was a wonderful cook and an accomplished quilter.  She was an active member of Hannon Free Will Baptist Church.


     Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Bob, of the home; two daughters and their husbands, Brenda & Stan Bunch of Panama, and Sandy & Allen Smith, Kansas City, Missouri; three brothers and their wives, Don & Emily Clements, Loyd & Beverly Clements, and Bill & Sue Clements, all of Lamar; a sister, Thelma & husband Don Selvey, Lamar; a sister-in-law, Dixie Clements, Lamar; five grandchildren, Jonathan & wife Amanda Bunch, Rachel Smith, Alicia Bunch, Brandon & wife Mandy Smith, and Amanda Bunch; two great-grandchildren, James and Katie Smith; and a large extended family.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Roy Clements.


     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 23rd, at Hannon Free Will Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Lake Cemetery in Lamar.


     The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday at Daniel Funeral Home.


     Memorial contributions are suggested to Alicia’s Word Made Flesh Missionary Account in care of Daniel Funeral Home.






#6 Wichita, KSStella Little 2009-12-03 10:40
Betty left so many wonderful memories with us. I think of all of you often.
Thelma thank you so much for the phone call. Stella
#5 Lamar, MissouriDorris Pauline Mayfield 2009-11-23 10:31
Sadden to learn of Betty's death. My are prayers for her family. May she soar with Angels. Always Dorris Pauline
#4 Wentzville, MOScott Lane and Family 2009-11-21 16:22
Betty (and Bob) touched our lives so deeply. I have never had neighbors who I love so dearly. I know beyond a doubt that Betty is smiling in the presence of her Savior! Bob, we love you. You are in our prayers. May God strengthen you and give you peace. I will always cherish the memories of working in the hayfields, Betty's home cooking, and seeing her create such beautiful quilts.
#3 LiberalImogene Bias 2009-11-21 10:44
So sad she was a wonderful friend and a very loving person She will missed by many. GOD Bless you all
#2 Lamar, MOMelody Metzger 2009-11-20 14:10
If an angel ever walked among us, it was Betty. I will miss her sweet, loving smile, as well as her chicken and noodles!
#1 Clinton, MOBob and Arvie Fenwick 2009-11-20 07:54
Friend Bob and Family; We are very sorry to learn of Betty's death. Please know that we pray for God to strengthen you and grant you peace in knowing His promise to "never leave you nor forsake you" is true especially in times like this. We very much appreciate the fond memories we have of togetherness with you, the men's breakfasts and many other church and community activities.
May you rest in assurance of our Lord's promise that "the dead in Christ shall rise first, then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall we ever be with the Lord." Our love and prayers always, Bob and Arvie Fenwick, Clinton, MO

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