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Betty Mae (Constable) Closson, 94, of Warrensburg, Missouri, formerly of Centerview, Missouri, passed away Friday, April 30, 2021.

Betty was born in Lee’s Summit, MO on September 25, 1926, the daughter of George Washington Constable and Bertha Mae (Pfaff) Constable.

Betty was a seamstress, she was the co-owner and operator of Closson Slipcovers, together with her husband, Raymond L. Closson, who passed away in 1991.

In her youth, Betty loved squirrel hunting with her favorite little dog Tiny, going fishing, and her horses, Cracker and Twinkle. Later, she found a love for gardening and raising farm animals. She even cared for some wild animals on occasion. Although, she was not very fond of her husband’s pet squirrel monkey.

Betty was talented in the arts and was an amazing cook. She was a hard worker and gave it her all in everything she did. She was never afraid of hard times and always worked hard to provide the very best for her family.

Betty never met a stranger and always took the time to listen to everyone’s stories. She was always positive and very giving.
Betty was of the Baptist faith. Her love of God and her family is never dying. She will never be forgotten and she will live on in the memories and the hearts of her family forever.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, George and Bertha Constable; her husband, Raymond L. Closson; four brothers, George Constable, Harry “Tinger” Constable, Rex Constable and Danny Constable; and one sister, Mary L. Beebe.

Betty is survived by her two daughters, Linda (Closson) Pyle and husband, James L. Pyle of Holden, MO and Sandra Halstead and husband, Paul E. Halstead of Warrensburg, MO; one sister, Connie Sue Trundle of Lee’s Summit, MO, (Betty was always very proud to have had the privilege and honor of naming two of her siblings, Connie Sue and Danny); three grandchildren, Jamie R. Runyon, James M. Pyle and Amanda R. Tempel; eight great-grandchildren, Victoria Runyon, Andrea Runyon, Jacob Runyon, Timothy Runyon, Lydia Runyon, Psyrus Pyle, Ryker Tempel and Ayda Tempel.

A graveside service was held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at the Blackwater Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family, in care of Campbell-Cast Funeral Home.

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Service entrusted to Campbell-Cast Funeral Home, Holden, MO.


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