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Betty (Beaven) Blakeley
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Betty (Beaven) Blakeley
1928-2017

Betty (Beaven) Blakeley, 89, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017.
She was born July 10, 1928 in Albany, Missouri to James and Elizabeth (Clough) Beaven. She attended Hall, Bliss, and Central High School in St. Joseph. She graduated from Sullins College in Bristol, VA.
Betty married Edward Blakeley, Jr. February 6, 1949; he preceded her in death October 2, 2014.
She was an Elder and Deacon at the former Westminster Presbyterian Church, Charter member and past president of PEO Chapter JF, was a member of Questers. Betty was also a member of NWMO Genealogy Society, Heartland Auxiliary past president and a volunteer manager of Heartland West Hospital gift shop.
Betty and Ed enjoyed spending winters on South Padre Island. She
enjoyed playing bridge, sewing, doing jigsaw puzzles, and puttering in the yard.
She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include daughter, Kay Schaefer (Fred); son, Jeb Blakeley (Bitsy); granddaughter, Betsy Chociej (Ben); grandson, Blake Butler (Valerie), great-grandsons, Cole and Owen; granddaughter, Amanda Howard (Josh), great-grandchildren, Liam and Eila; granddaughter, Kristina Mills (Tim), great-granddaughter, Emmy; close friend and caregiver, Joyce Simpson.
Farewell Services 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will gather with friends 1:30 to 2:30 P.M. Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donation to the Rev. Connie Monroe Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 1824 Sylvanie Street, St. Joseph, Missouri 64501. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.


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Visitation

Tuesday

7

Nov

1:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506

Service

Tuesday

7

Nov

3:00 PM
Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory

5005 Frederick Blvd.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506

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Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Cremetory

5005 Frederick Blvd.
St. Joseph, MO

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