OBITUARY

Betty C. Keyser

April 30, 1927November 3, 2018
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Betty C. Keyser, 91, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away, November 3, 2018.

Betty was born on April 30, 1927 in Laurel, Delaware and grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She was the daughter of George and Bly (Owens) Calloway. She graduated from Mardela Springs High School, Mardela Springs, Maryland and received her Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Maryland.

Betty met her husband, Morris R. Keyser of Kansas City, Kansas in Philadelphia and was married on July 1, 1950. They moved to the Chicago area in 1952 and lived in Lansing and Crete, Illinois. In 1970, they moved to Blue Springs, Missouri and then the Roanoke neighborhood of Kansas City in 1978. She was a Brownie and Girl Scout Troop Leader in Crete. In Kansas City, she was a Board Member of the Theatre Workshop and later the Unicorn Theatre. Betty volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House for many years. She was an avid gardener and spent countless hours beautifying her Roanoke home and garden.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris R. Keyser, son, Robert N. Keyser and brother, Jack Calloway.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Connie L. Keyser and son, John C. Keyser, grandchildren, Piero Sutti, Giovanna Jimenez, great-grandchildren, Donovan Sutti, Melina Sutti and Nico Jimenez.

A Memorial Visitation will be held from 11:30am until 1:30pm on Wednesday, November 14th at Mt. Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri. A Graveside Committal Service will follow at 1:30pm at Mount Moriah Cemetery South.

  • FAMILY

  • George G. Calloway (deceased), Father
  • Bly (Owens) Calloway (deceased), Mother
  • Morris R. Keyser (deceased), Husband
  • Robert Nelson Keyser (deceased), Son
  • Jack Calloway (deceased), Brother
  • Connie L. Keyser, Daughter
  • John C. Keyser, Son
  • Piero Sutti, Grandchild
  • Giovanna Jimenez, Grandchild
  • Donovan Sutti, Great-grandchild
  • Melina Sutti, Great-grandchild
  • Nico Jimenez, Great-grandchild

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Wednesday, November 14, 2018
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, November 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

Betty C. Keyser

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John Kyger

November 14, 2018


Some of my fondest memories are of me sitting and talking with Betty - catching up, discussing pets, and trying to find out why her garden was always so beautiful. Betty was a bright light of spirit, optimism, and hope. Her engaging smile greeted all. Constantly active with projects and plans, Betty's artistic skills created a welcoming home and her personalized Christmas greetings were uniquely crafted with a passion for something different. Betty's warm light still glows in our memories and her warm spirit will be missed by all who knew her.

John Kyger
November 11, 2018 | Independence, MO

Barb (Tufts) Conely

November 14, 2018

Betty was our scout leader from brownies to senior in high school. She and Morris planned so many wonderful activities and made them fun that we did not even realize we were earning badges, it was just learning new things with new adventures. As we were coming into our teen years she enrolled us in etiquette classes and also brought in a beautician to teach how to style our hair.
She planned for us to go to Mexico to visit our Girl Scout cabana. In order to raise money we put on musical shows that were written just for us, which brought a lot of the girls out of their shells by performing in front of an audience, we also made and sold bake goods, which taught us more about marketing and salesmanship.
Each summer she would plan three trips. One would be camping, one would be a trip that involved something we learned during the year, like canoeing. The third trip would be what we called the luxury trip which would be camping but in cabins not tents.
I remember she had a VW Beetle and we stuff girls in it and have fun. Then one year on our way to one of our luxury trips the beetle gave out, so we stopped at a VW store and out they came with a VW bus. Just like them the girls came first.
I have not seen her for many years, but she has always been in my heart and mind.

She will be truly missed and cannot be replaced.

Alan Lubert

November 11, 2018

Betty was a volunteer at Ronald McDonald House for many years. She and Karen Regan were a reliable team and fun to have helping us.

Alan Lubert, Community Outreach Manager

Shirley Hull

November 10, 2018

Betty was the sweetest lady, was always fun being with her.

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On the farm in Mardela Springs, Maryland.

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Making crates for "Whippoorwill Produce" in Mardela.

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College Park, Maryland.

Biography

Betty C. Keyser, 91, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away, November 3, 2018.

Betty was born on April 30, 1927 in Laurel, Delaware and grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She was the daughter of George and Bly (Owens) Calloway. She graduated from Mardela Springs High School, Mardela Springs, Maryland and received her Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Maryland.

Betty met her husband, Morris R. Keyser of Kansas City, Kansas in Philadelphia and was married on July 1, 1950. They moved to the Chicago area in 1952 and lived in Lansing and Crete, Illinois. In 1970, they moved to Blue Springs, Missouri and then the Roanoke neighborhood of Kansas City in 1978. She was a Brownie and Girl Scout Troop Leader in Crete. In Kansas City, she was a Board Member of the Theatre Workshop and later the Unicorn Theatre. Betty volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House for many years. She was an avid gardener and spent countless hours beautifying her Roanoke home and garden.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris R. Keyser, son, Robert N. Keyser and brother, Jack Calloway.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Connie L. Keyser and son, John C. Keyser, grandchildren, Piero Sutti, Giovanna Jimenez, great grandchildren, Donovan Sutti, Melina Sutti and Nico Jimenez.