Betty Ann Creager, 77, of Independence, Missouri, passed away April 22, 2011.

Betty Ann Creager, 77, of Independence, Missouri, passed away April 22, 2011.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Noland Road Chapel, Independence. Burial to follow in Mound Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Funeral Home.  

Betty Ann was born January 20, 1934, in Pilot Grove, Missouri, to Phillip and Mary (Steel) Bergman.  She loved the outdoors, especially fishing and her favorite was catfish. Most of all she loved her family and being with her kids and grandkids. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Betty Ann is preceded into death by her parents; 3 brothers, Charlie Bergman, Harold Bergman and Earl Bergman and 1 son, Thomas Nathan Jinks, Jr.

Betty Ann leaves behind her husband, Everett, of the home; children, Richard Morris and wife, Beverly, of Bates City, MO, Connie Smith and husband, Alvin, of Sedalia, MO, Pamela Summers-Moore and husband, Neal, of Kansas City, MO, Debra Laufer and husband, Richard, of Independence, MO, and Steven Bybee and partner, Rich Pallach, of Chicago, IL; 1 brother, Donald Bergman, of Sedalia, MO; 2 sisters, Elsie Janney of Sedalia, MO, and Marjorie Reed of Hughesville, MD; 13 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Noland Road Chapel, (816)252-8900.