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     Betty L. Kentner, age 90, of Lamar, passed away Friday, March 26, 2010, at Barton County Memorial Hospital.

 

     Betty was born January 28, 1920, in Eaton, Colorado, the third of the five daughters born to Hayden and Grace (Moore) Sheppard.  At the age of five, she moved with her family to Barton County, attending grade school in Kenoma and graduating from Lamar High School in 1937.

 

     On January 31, 1939, at Springfield, Missouri, Betty married Amos Eugene “Gene” Kentner and they made their home and farmed near Golden City. Gene and his beloved “Sally” had celebrated 59 years together before his death February 17, 1998.  Betty was also preceded in death by three sisters, Mildred Mygatt, Gladys Kiloh, and Alberta Hale.

 

     In addition to being a farm wife, Betty prepared and served meals for the Lamar Rotary Club for more than twenty years.  She will be remembered by many for the banquets and holiday parties made special by her wonderful catering skills.  Betty was an accomplished seamstress and an avid Cardinals Baseball fan, but her favorite pastime was enjoying her family.  She was an active member of Lamar United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir for many years.

 

     Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Richard & Princess Kentner, Golden City; daughter and son-in-law, Sharon & Jess Masterson, Carthage; a sister, Margaret Couch, Lamar; ten grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and a large extended family.

 

     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 30th at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday.  Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Golden City.

 

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Lamar United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

Comments  

#7 Pittsburgh, PAChristopher Kentner 2010-03-30 08:55
Richard and Family:

My condolences. I will always remember "Aunt" Betty's hospitality when my family would come into town to visit my Grandad Max and Nanny Dean Kentner. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Chris
#6 Osage Beach, MissouriCarole Hawk 2010-03-29 19:45
Sharon, Richard, and families-
My heart goes out to you in your loss. Aunt Betty was a beautiful lady, and I have many fond memories of our summertime visits with your family at the farm. You are all in my prayers.
#5 Gerald and Nancy Peters. 2010-03-29 10:42
Richard and Sharon. Sorry about your Mother's death. She was a great person.
#4 Andalusia, AlabamaJim and Patricia Wilcox 2010-03-28 12:45
Sharon and Richard - So sorry to hear of Aunt Betty's death. Jim called me. I know she enjoyed her birthday party just a few short weeks ago. Now she will be enjoying her parties in another place. Maybe there will be Annie's frien chicken there too.

Sorry we cannot be with you this week. We just returned home from a month's trip and will be coming to Missouri on the 5th or 6th of April on our way to KC for a wedding.

Our prayers are with all of you.

See you soon I hope.
Patricia
#3 Midland, TXBarbara Blackford Bevins 2010-03-27 19:16
I was saddened to hear about Betty's passing. I always loved to visit her. As a young neighbor kid I remember how nice she treated me and made me welcome. My sympathies to the family.
#2 Fort Wayne, In.Jim Kentner 2010-03-27 16:08
Wonderful Aunt and a great friend
#1 Sheldon, MOKathy Claflin-Vincent Ashworth 2010-03-27 11:47
Richard and family~
We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful lady and a great cook. The goodies she would fix at Christmas that were sent to the jail for the staff were great.
If there is anything we can do for you during this time of grief, please don't hesitate to ask.
With prayers,
Kathy, Vincent, Kelsey and Chasity

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