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  • Elizabeth May ‘Betty’ Ashcraft

  • Elizabeth May “Betty” Ashcraft, 89, of Oak Grove, Mo., passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at her home.

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  • Elizabeth May “Betty” Ashcraft, 89, of Oak Grove, Mo., passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at her home.
    Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Royer Funeral Home, 101 S.E. 15th St., Oak Grove. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, with a visitation from 10:30 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at Greenton Baptist Church, Odessa, Mo. Burial in Greenton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenton Cemetery Fund. Family suggests no houseplants.
    Betty was born March 25, 1923, in Marshall, Mo., to Thomas Eldon and Sadonia Bertha (Evertson) Clampitt. On December 18, 1957, she married J.W. Dub Ashcraft. She was a telephone operator in Oak Grove until 1957. She was a farmer, carrying on the family business of raising hogs and hay production until retiring in the late 1980’s. Betty loved to travel, play games, puzzles, reading and shopping. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Dub Ashcraft in 1977; sister, Julia Sudduth; and infant daughter, Betty Lou Ashcraft.
    Betty is survived by her daughter, Mary Jo Ashcraft-Costigan and husband, Pat, of Oak Grove, Mo.; two stepgrandchildren, Brittany Costigan-Hernandez of Brookfield, Mo., and Leif Costigan of South Kansas City, Mo.; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Liliana Hernandez and Emy Hernandez; nieces, Donna Lou and husband, John House, Galie Drinkwater, Teresa Sudduth, Dora May and husband, Dale Parsons, and Mary Alice and husband, Eddie Haile; nephews, Chris and wife, Heather House, Bill and wife, Bami Drinkwater, Harold and wife, Wendy Sudduth, Lee and wife, Melanie Haile, Mark and wife, Rohnda Haile, Kenny and wife, Christy Hughes, and Wayne Hughes; great-niece, Karen House; great-nephews, Brendon House, Brian and wife, Suzanne Drinkwater, and Brad and wife, Amanda Drinkwater; and great-great nephews, Tyler House, Ben and Drew Drinkwater.
    Arrangements: Royer Funeral Home, 816-690-4441.
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