Mrs. Betty Jean (Fisher) Pettet, 81, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019. She was born February 13, 1938 to Dean Washington Fisher and Lesta Mae Fisher in Bolivar, Missouri. Betty would say that her life really started when she met her future husband, Elvin Clayton Pettet, for the first time while they were both attending elementary school in Bolivar. Their paths would cross many times after that until they started dating during high school. Betty and Elvin were married on January 15, 1955. Betty’s passion in life was her family. She and Elvin had seven children: Vicki (John), Raymore, MO; Terry (Carol), Oklahoma City, OK; Tim (Nancy), Kansas City, MO; Cindy (Randy), Harrisonville, MO; Scott (Lisa), Lee’s Summit, MO; Mark (Lisa), Lee’s Summit, MO; and Randy (Teresa), Pleasant Hill, MO.
Once her kids were all in school, Betty started work as a tax examiner for the Internal Revenue Service. After a few years, she transferred to work as a civilian payroll disbursement clerk for Marine Corp where she worked until she retired in 1999.
Betty also had a lot of creative talents. She enjoyed painting and decorating. She was an avid gardener and loved growing all types of flowers.
Betty was a devoted wife of 64 years and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She made everyone in her life feel like they were the most important person in the world to her – because they were. Betty enjoyed having her large family around for celebrations and family events going to great lengths to make sure that everyone had the best time. She was always ready with a friendly smile, a kind word, a gentle hug and loving embrace.
After the kids were grown, Betty and Elvin did a great deal of traveling around the country. One of the great thrills in her life was when they drove out to Victorville, California to the Roy Rogers Festival and Museum. She had always loved watching Roy Rogers on television and his movies and along the way Betty had accumulated a large amount of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans’ memorabilia. To their great delight, they ultimately met both of the country western stars at the museum and several times in future years. They also came to know many members of the Rogers’ family by visiting them in California and in Branson, Missouri.
Betty’s legacy is the love that she shared with her husband and all of her extended family that will continue to shine that way for many future generations to come.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her youngest sister, Janice M. Crane.
She is survived by her husband; her sister, Bonnie F. Crume; seven kids, and their spouses; fifteen grandkids; eighteen great grandkids; and many other family members and friends that loved her very dearly.
A visitation is scheduled from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM on Monday, October 28, 2019 at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow at the Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery.