Betty Sue Roe

Betty Sue Roe (Gray), 67, of Independence, Mo., passed away March 28, 2021.

Betty was born February 14, 1954 to Wayne and Martha (Shadwell) Gray in Kansas City, Mo. She was the youngest of four and the last to join her parents and siblings in death; three sisters, Mary Kay, Waynema, Charlene and one brother, James.

She lived in Excelsior Springs, Mo., during her childhood and most of her adult life, where she graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1973. While working at Liberty Hospital, she met her loving companion, Bruce Roe. They married on December 1, 1976 in Miami, Okla. Together Bruce and Betty had three daughters, Katherine “Katie”, Melissa and Kimberly.

Betty accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior early in her life and was a past member of Barbee Memorial Presbyterian Church of Excelsior Springs. She greatly enjoyed working as a greeter at McKeever’s Price Chopper in Excelsior Springs for many years.

Betty was gifted with many talents including writing poetry which was her favorite and she wrote several poems that are published in books.

She leaves to cherish in memory, her beloved husband of 44 years, Bruce Roe; her three children, Katherine Babcock, Melissa Roe-Wilson (Miguel) and Kimberly Roe; grandchildren, Nathan Scott Dodd, Rebekka Love, Donavon Babcock, Adora Babcock, Denise Levell, and William Levell; and a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws and close friends. Betty will be remembered as a loving wife, mom, grandmother and great friend.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 2, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a life celebration service, 1 p.m. at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs, Mo.

Our Sincere Condolences

A mother’s love is unconditional and losing someone like her is never easy. A bond between mother and her children is unparalleled. Nothing quite compares to the love of a spouse. I want you to know I am thinking about you and we are here for you always. Hold on to her memories and know that she will always be with you!
My deepest condolences to my wife and her family during this time. Betty was a loving, caring and passionate women and will not be forgotten.
Miguel Wilson

Betty Sue was a sweet lady  who I am certain will be terribly missed by family and friends.  I enjoyed her poetry.  My deepest sympathy to her husband Bruce and to all her family.  Sincerely, Rebecca (Peltier) Smith.
Rebecca (Peltier) Smith

My deepest sympathy to you all.
Rebecca Smith

May the blessings of God’s love comfort you during this time of sorrow. Our deepest sympathy to Bruce, Katie, Melissa and Kimberly.
Love, Jim & Susan Miller

So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. We went to school together from elementary thru high school. May she forever Rest In Peace.
Rick Holman

Betty Sue was such a wonderful person.  She wrote beautiful poetry.  Although I haven’t seen her since the last “Gray” family reunion.  I hold fond memories of my mom’s cousin.  Our love and prayers to Bruce and the girls.
Jennifer Lowry Grady