Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ruby Betterton, 77, of Purdy, passed away Saturday September 17, 2011, at Red Rose Health and Rehab in Cassville. She was born May 17, 1934, in Purdy, Mo., the daughter of the late Floyd and Mayme (McGuire) McCracken. She was united in marriage on October 15, 1981, in Butterfield, Mo., to Curtis Betterton, who preceded her in death on October 3, 2002.

She retired from George's Inc., in Butterfield, Mo., as a USDA Inspector and was of Baptist faith.

Ruby is survived by one daughter, Kathy Grieshaber and husband, Scott, St. Joseph, Mo.; one brother, Eldon McCracken, Purdy; one sister-in-law, Darlene McCracken; four grandchildren, Brandon and Kayla Grieshaber, Rayetta Combs and husband, Jeremy, and Matthew Tracy; two great-grandchildren, Payton and Billy Combs and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by both her parents Floyd and Mayme; husband Curtis; two sons, Donald Shanafelt and Curtis (Chip) Betterton; and two brothers, Danny and Jim.

Visitation will be held Thursday September 22, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett, Mo. Funeral services will be Friday September 23, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett, Mo., with Rev. Jerry Nickle officiating. Burial will follow at Arnhart Cemetery in Purdy, Mo.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett, Mo.