OBITUARY

Clifford Betterton Sr.

April 25, 1937November 23, 2012
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Clifford “Cliff” Eugene Betterton, Sr., 75, of the Lake of the Ozarks, passed away November 23, 2012. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at noon at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., Kansas City, KS. Visitation will be from 10:30-noon preceding the service at the Funeral Home. Interment with Honors will be held in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family requests contributions to the COPD Foundation. Cliff was born April 25, 1937 in Preston, Nebraska to Gilbert and Cecelia Betterton. He grew up in Valley Falls, and then moved to Lawrence with his family. Cliff and his wife Marian met in Tonganoxie and moved to Lawrence, Kansas after their marriage and later moved to Kansas City, Kansas until retirement in 1997 and moved to Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. He worked for General Motors for 26.5 years, was a member of the Local UAW 93, and after the plant closed in 1988, he worked for Paul’s Rod & Bearing. Cliff was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and an active member and officer of the Knights of Columbus, Marion Council. He served in the Army during peacetime, he enjoyed playing and later watching football and basketball, he restored furniture, playing practical jokes and he loved his family (especially his grandkids) more than anything. Cliff was loved by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his father, his step-father and mother, Charles and Cecelia Betterton Sweezey as well as his in-laws, John and Mildred Sparks of Tonganoxie. Cliff is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marian Betterton of the home; children, Clifford Betterton, Jr., of the home, Michael Betterton and wife Deborah of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Teresa Williams and husband Kevin of Kansas City, Missouri; grandchildren, Jessica Sandoval and husband Julio, Joshua Betterton and wife Kiersten, Michelle Betterton and Leann Williams; great-grandchildren, Jade Trujillo, Gabe Hughes and Gavin Sandoval; brother Gilbert Betterton, sister Maryetta Glassel, as well as many other family members and friends.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, November 27, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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Jud Kneuvean

November 27, 2012

So sorry to hear of Cliff's passing. I last saw Cliff at Dad's visitation this past summer, even then Cliff made me smile and made me laugh. I know you will miss him dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you - God Bless.

Pat & Cheryl Sparks & Family

November 26, 2012

It has been some time since we last saw Cliff and his family but will always remember his smiling face. Our love, prayers and deepest sympathies go out to Marian and her family. God Bless you all.

November 26, 2012

Marian & family, I am so sorry for Cliff's passing. I will always remember what a fun time at the Johnson gatherings I had at the Johnson gatherings because of you two. Thank you for sharing Cliff with us all these years through the joyous times as well as the sad. He touched so many with his kindness and that little giggle, he will be forever remembered. Love to you, Lanae

Pat Spencer

November 26, 2012

Losing a loved one during the holiday's is hard and it will be hard in years to come when we celebrate the holidays with out them but hopefully all the previous memories of the past will help you get thru them and also knowing that family and friends are here to help you. Praying for confort in this time of sorror for you and the family.

George and Louise O'Brien

November 26, 2012

Our hearts go out to you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss of your love one. We remember him as being a happy person. Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy are with you and your family.

With Lots Of Love

George and Louise O'Brien

Dawn & Randy Sparks

November 26, 2012

We will miss Cliff who was a wonderful man, kind, caring and a devoted husband and father. We send our love, prayers and sympathy to Marian & Clifford Jr. and to all the members of his family. We pray for strength and courage at this time and healing as time passes!
Dawn Sparks-sister-in-law and Randy Sparks -Nephew Tacoma WA
email address dawnola@earthlink.net

Yvette Koehler

November 26, 2012

To the Betterton Family,
We are so sorry for your loss, Cliff was such a wonderful human being, he always had a smile on his face, and was so kind. We will miss him so much, as we know each of you will. You now have a wonderful angel in heaven watching over you all. Love everyone! Greg, Yvette, Brooke & Luke

Bob

November 25, 2012

I am grateful for the life of Mr. Betterton. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

Bob

November 25, 2012

I am grateful for the life of Mr. Betterton. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

FROM THE FAMILY