Bettye Jo Bryan, 92, of Prairie Home, Missouri passed away surrounded by her family Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at her home.
Visitation for Bettye will be Monday, February 20, 2023 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. Funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Peter Kurowski officiating. Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in New Franklin.
Bettye Jo Bryan was born September 20, 1930, in Madison, IN, the daughter of Clifford Smith and Modena Overstreet. She married Robert Eugene Bryan November 9, 1949, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Boonville. Bettye was extremely passionate about teaching. She taught for H.D.C., Marshall State School, Sunday School, and substituted for Prairie Home School. She also had a passion for leading Girl Scouts. Bettye often opened her home to those in need, she loved to spend her spare time reading murder mysteries and had a green thumb in gardening. Bettye loved all flowers. She enjoyed traveling whether it was a long road trip or a short day trip to a museum or the zoo. Bettye’s faith was her anchor, she strove to pass her faith onto her family. God and family were the most important things in her life.
Bettye was preceded in death by her parents Clifford Smith and Modena Rainsbarger, husband Robert Bryan, brother Jerome Carlson and daughter Debra Louise Bryan. She is survived by her sons Robert Bryan II, Clifford “Bud” (Ginger) Bryan, daughters, Regina Bryan, Patricia (Kelly) Bottoms and Rebecca Rowden and sister-in-law Sharon Carlson. She also leaves behind grandchildren; Denya Myers, Leta and Steve Bryan, Sarah (Jeremy) Painter, Jonathan and Michael Bryan, Laura Cardwell, Whitney (Mike) Johnson, Allison Hartsell, Chris Rowden, and Lacey (Preston) Edwards and great-grandchildren, Charlotte and Delaeni Painter, Brennan, Avery and Garhett Cardwell, Kayleen and Kalli Gariepy, Logan Brooks, Aria and Eli Edwards and great great grandchildren Ezra and Nalannii Cardwell, Grayson Lewis and Mileena Cardwell.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Research Association.
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