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     Betty Eloise Gordon-Dennis, age 72, of Lamar, peacefully passed away Sunday morning, July 16, 2017, at Truman Healthcare Center, surrounded by her family.

     Betty was born January 22, 1945, in Madera, California, third of the six children of Willis and Martha (George) Gordon.  On September 2, 1989, Betty married Luther Lee Dennis and he preceded her in death September 6, 2001.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Janet, and a niece, Sheila (Gordon) Mayfield.

     Betty moved to Lamar to be with her mother in 2001, and became a very active member of First Christian Church where she enjoyed the fellowship, participated in the Splash Group and Keenagers, enjoyed helping with the Nursery, and the Sunny Corner Sunday School Class.  Betty had worked for Jed Brown’s Model Café, Carthage, Missouri for years and later in the housekeeping departments at McCune Brooks Hospital and the Barton County Hospital.  Betty always looked forward to Senior Citizens every morning, riding the Oats Bus, and taxi, playing cards and dominos with family and friends, going to Wednesday Afternoon Matinee at the Lamar Plaza, listening to her favorite gospel or country songs and watching the Hallmark Channel on TV.  She was well known in the community and enjoyed visiting with everyone she met on her daily travels.

     Survivors include four brothers and their wives, Jerry & Lura Gordon, Jasper, Missouri, Gary & Patricia Gordon, Carthage, Missouri, Bob & Peggy Gordon and Ron & Soni Gordon, all of Claremore, Oklahoma; an uncle and three aunts, Jack & Carolyn Gordon, Nevada, Missouri, Rosalee Potter, Lamar, and Lucille George, Iola, Kansas; numerous cousins, nephews and nieces; and a large extended family.

     Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 19th and the funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 20th at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar.  Burial will be at the Sheldon Cemetery in Sheldon, Missouri.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Barton County Senior Center, Lamar First Christian Church, or Oats Bus Transportation in care of the funeral home.


#6 Lamar moCW 2017-07-21 19:14
I was saddened when I heard about Betty's passing. I will miss seeing her at Walmart & around Lamar. She was one of my Favorite customers.
#5 Betty Salkil Morris 2017-07-19 05:42
I did not know Betty well, but I remember her from years ago when she and Luther attended Calvary Baptist Church in Nevada for a while. The testimony to her sweet spirit is that she has always lingered in my memory from those days and periodically I have wondered how she is doing. Now I know, she is doing marvelously well in the presence of her Lord and Savior! I am sorry for your loss, but rejoice in her joy.
#4 Lamar, Mo.Florenc Clark 2017-07-18 14:39
Ws so sad to hear about Bettys passing We had some good times together
#3 Lamar, Mo.Vickie Whyman 2017-07-18 12:26
So sorry for your loss. Betty was so sweet she always had a smile and kind words for everyone enjoyed talking to her every Sunday at church. She will be missed by a lot of people. Sending comfort and prayers to the whole family.
#2 SheldonJune Mitts Gray 2017-07-18 09:51
I attended grade school with Betty and Janet and brothers at Friendship School. Betty was a sweet lady. I am so sorry that the family lost her. She is in heaven now with no health problems or worries.
#1 Lamar MOLinda Mitchell 2017-07-16 14:38
Didn't know Betty well but she always had a smile & a sweet hello for us since the day we joined First Christian Church. My prayers are with her family. So sorry for your loss.

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