Bettie L. Bryant, 80, of Independence, Mo., passed away August 27, 2010, at Golden Living Center of Independence. 

Bettie L. Bryant, 80, of Independence, Mo., passed away August 27, 2010, at Golden Living Center of Independence.  

A memorial visitation will be held from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., followed by a 10 a.m. service on Wednesday, September 1, 2010, at the Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, Mo.  

Bettie was born June 22, 1930, in Excelsior Springs, Mo., to Edward A. and Dollie B. (Cole) Rouse. On September 4, 1946, Bettie married Roy W. Bryant. On August 9, 2002, Roy preceded her in death.

She is survived by four children, Roy W. Bryant Jr., Harold A. Bryant (Cathy), Roxanna Mariaskin (Mark), Bobbie E. Fields (Jonathan); eight grandchildren, April M. Porter, Sara N. Weikel, Victoria M. Adams, Joshua A. Reynolds, Justin R. Bankston, Jonathan R. Fields Jr., Elizabeth A. Fields, Holly L. Fields; and Bettie was expecting her first two great grandchildren.  

Bettie was the second of fourteen children, eight of whom are still living.   

Online condolences and memories may be left at www.speakschapel.com  

Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel, 816-373-3600.