Betty Rae Wilkerson

Betty Rae Wilkerson, 96, of Kearney, Missouri, passed away February 13, 2023.

Betty was born on May 21, 1926, to parents Raymond and Clara Cummins and foster parents, John and Elizabeth Yates.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Wally; and grandson, Jason.

She is survived by daughters, Betty Joy Leighton, Mary Celesta Simpson, and Brenda Sue Wilkerson; eight grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2023, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home in Kearney, Missouri with a graveside to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Cancer Society.

Arrangements in care of Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Kearney.

Our Sincere Condolences

My prayers and thoughts are with you and the family. I have fond memories of your mother from those long-ago school days in Kearney. Praying for your comfort.
Lynn Garrett Noyes

I remember Betty from when I was a little girl and Mr and Mrs Yates living just up the street. Sure hate to hear this. She and I used to talk about ,”old kearney”. And try to remember everything. Not many left that remember those days. You are all in my prayers.
Martha Pratt Marengo