Betty Sandefer of Sullivan, Missouri, formerly of St. James, Missouri, was born November 12, 1930 to Harry Newton and Hilda Kalb and passed away Monday, June 23, 2014 at the age of 83 years.
Betty was united in marriage to George J. Sandefer on February 24, 1951 and to this union four children were born.
Betty loved God, family and life. She loved everything about the outdoors. She loved watching the hummingbirds, going camping with her children and when the grandchildren came along Betty was back in the camping mode setting off to share her love of nature with them. Being raised in a family of nine children, Betty truly appreciated the closeness of her siblings all through her life. She loved to travel with her family and really enjoyed it when the trip involved the beach and great food. She also enjoyed shopping for clothes. Betty was also very artistic and loved to draw, crochet, play the piano and listening to music.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Newton and Hilda Kalb; husband, George in 1976; sisters, Evelyn Hartupee and Lorraine Henry; brothers, Bud, Clarence, Kenny and Bobby Kalb.
She is survived by her children, Randall Dennis Sandefer and wife Pamela of Prescott, Arizona, Linda Sue Brown of Titusville, Florida, Janet Kay Elms of Holts Summit, Missouri and John Kevin Sandefer of Sullivan, Missouri; brothers, Merle Kalb of Powers, Oregon and Jerry Kalb of Montgomery City, Missouri; 16 grandchildren; a host of great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Friday, June 27, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at the St. James Chapel of the James & Gahr Mortuary on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11 a.m. with Pastor James Sample officiating.
Interment was in the St. James Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the James & Gahr Mortuary in St. James, Missouri.