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Betty Holt

Betty Holt, 82, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. Betty was born Dec. 22, 1927, in Orrick, Mo., to Rueben and Lillian Broomfield Butler. Betty owned Rich’s Wonderland (a variety store in Kearney) and Bosworth Tavern and Grill. She was also involved in numerous other business ventures. Betty was Past President of the VFW Auxiliary and member of the American Legion Auxiliary and St. Ann Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husbands, William VanBebber and Charles Holt. Survivors include her daughter and husband, Mary Vanwey and Glen Jr.; sister and husband, Frances Smith and Ronald; one niece, Jean Ann Smith; two nephews, Craig and Len Smith; stepgrandchildren, Tyler and Alyssa Vanwey; and beloved granddog, Pistol.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Hillcrest Cemetery in Excelsior Springs, Mo. Betty will be in state from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs, (816) 630-3131.

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