McGilley & Sheil Funeral Home & Cremation Services

11924 East 47th Street, Kansas City, MO


Betty Jean Flanegin

September 2, 1927January 7, 2020

Betty Jean Flanegin, 92, of Blue Springs, MO passed away January 7, 2020. The visitation will be Friday, January 10th at 11:30am followed by funeral service at 12:30pm, at McGilley Sheil Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Washington Cemetery.

Betty was born September 2, 1927 in Independence, MO to George and Nettie Lewis and was the youngest of 8 children. She graduated from Northeast High School in 1944. Betty married Don Flanegin four years later on October 28, 1948. She was a loving mother to their four children, Mike, Mark, Kelly and Tricia.

Betty was an avid reader, enjoying biographies, mysteries and romance novels. She spent a great deal of time nurturing the beautiful flowers and landscaping around their home. Without a doubt, what she enjoyed most was the time she spent with Don throughout the years. They were the best of friends and shared an amazing 57 years together.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don and her seven siblings. Betty is survived by her children Mike Flanegin and wife Susan; Mark Flanegin and wife Suzanne; Kelly Flanegin and wife Cindi, and daughter Tricia Kelsey and husband Eric; grandchildren Coreen, Audrey, John, Lauren, Kelsey, Nick, Devon, Julia and Kate; and great grandchildren Chase, Jacob, Amelia and Gracelynn.


  • Mike Flanegin, Pallbearer
  • Mark Flanegin, Pallbearer
  • Kelly Flanegin, Pallbearer
  • Eric Kelsey, Pallbearer
  • John Flanegin, Pallbearer
  • Devon Kelsey, Pallbearer
  • Nick Flanegin, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Committal Service Friday, January 10, 2020


Betty Jean Flanegin

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Fred Pixler

January 9, 2020

sorry to read of your Mom's passing.
will remember your family in my prayers tonight.
your old baseball buddy,
Fred Pixler