Elizabeth Jane Chiles

August 23, 1932October 7, 2020

Elizabeth (Betty) Jane Chiles 88, of Columbia, Mo. went to be with the Lord on Wednesday October 7th, 2020 in her home.

Funeral Services will be 9:30 am, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Memorial Baptist Church, 1634 Paris Rd, Columbia, MO. Graveside services will follow at 3:00 pm in Sunset Memorial Park, 10181 Gravois Rd, Affton, MO 63123. In keeping with the guidelines put forth by the Boone County Heath Director all guests are required to wear a mask, to keep social distancing (six feet apart), cough into your sleeve and wash and sanitize your hands often.

Betty was born August 23rd, 1932 in Albany, OR, to Robert and Harriette Clausen. She graduated from Bob Jones University in 1952. While there, she met the love of her life, Rev. Clyde Wesley Chiles of St. Louis, MO. They married December 21, of 1953. In their nearly 68 years of marriage they had three daughters. Betty is survived by daughters, Debbie DeGrasso, husband Carl, of St. Louis, MO, Karen Chapman, husband Kevin, of Springfield, MO, and Chris Sparkes, late husband Bill, of Columbia, MO. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.

Betty served faithfully in many capacities in 4 different Baptist Churches. Tower Grove and Concord of St. Louis, First Baptist Centralia, and Calvary Heritage of Columbia. Many people were blessed by her gift of hospitality and mentoring. She was faithful to extend God’s love through thousands of cards and letters hand written encouraging people to trust the Lord. She was a prayer warrior and a Godly woman of faith.

She was loved and will be greatly missed by friends, and extended family.

Memorial contributions may be made to any of the above mentioned Baptist churches where Betty had worked.


  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020


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Pam Hahn

October 11, 2020

Clyde and Family,
Heaven has received another special angel! Betty was a wonderful friend to my mom, Betty Ball. I know they shared stories, ups and downs, laughs, and many prayers together. You and your family have always been special to my family. Lifting you up in prayer. Cherish the wonderful memories you have of Betty. She was a very kind, loving, easy going person.
In Christian Love,
Pam Hahn

Anna Marie Busch

October 11, 2020

Dear Clyde,
I'm so sorry to hear about Betty. You two had many happy years
together. Cherish all your memories. God bless you and your
family. I have a picture of your wedding in my scrap book. It brings me joy to look at it. We were raised in such a wonderful
era. I wish our children & grandchildren could share with us.

Love, Ann

Barb Stull

October 11, 2020

Debbie, we are so sorry to hear about your mom. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Barb and Tim

Janyce Hollis

October 9, 2020

Aww, Betty! So I remember a time several years ago when she gently taught me to be kinder. Leaving a conference session , I spotted someone who reminded me of an acquaintance who I thought a bit full of herself. My thoughtless remark was uncalled for and definitely unkind, and as she was directly in front of me, Betty heard. Her exact words escape me, but the gentleness and loving tone of her response are with me anytime I’m tempted to repeat that behavior. I’m so thankful she encouraged me to be more like Jesus when I speak. I’m thankful to have known and loved and served with Betty. I look forwaed to seeing her again!


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