Betty Harter Garrett, 83, of Barnard, Missouri, passed away Saturday, Nov. 4, 1017, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home in Savannah, Missouri. She was born in Troy, Kansas on Feb. 2, 1934, to Paul and Hazel Thomas Harter. She married James Robert “Bob” Garrett Nov. 27, 1958, in Fanning, Kansas, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 2017.
Betty was an amazing humanitarian and served her community. She was a dedicated mother, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved and helped everyone as Jesus would have wanted her to. She was a lifelong dedicated member of the Community of Christ Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
She is survived by one son, Jim (Veronica) Garrett of Olathe, Kansas; two daughters: Kelly (Lehman) Heaviland of Independence, Missouri, and Julie (Rex) Allen of Miller, Missouri; two brothers: Robert (Chris) Harter of Columbus, Ohio, and Donald Harter of Troy Kansas; two sisters: Nancy (Bob) Krahl of Westwood, Kansas and Sharon (Keith) Bauman of Wathena, Kansas; eight grandchildren: Kelsey (Jeff) Smith, Emily (Brenden) Richardson, Evan Garrett, Clay Allen, Elizabeth Garrett, Lehman Heaviland, Joy Heaviland, Reagan Ekasala; two great-grandchildren: Cade and Beau Smith; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.
Celebration of life will be Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, 10 a.m. at Breit-Hawkins Funeral Home, Savannah. Visitation and family receiving hours were Tuesday, Nov. 7, at Breit-Hawkins Funeral Home. Burial will be at Bethany Church Cemetery in rural Barnard, Missouri.
Betty was a very caring and dedicated OB nurse at Spencer Hospital from 1979-1999. She cared for many moms and babies of Spencer and the surrounding area.
Cards can be sent to the family at: Kelly Garrett Heaviland, 309 S. Shrank Ave., Independence, MO 64056.
Breit-Hawkins Funeral Home of Savannah overseeing local arrangements.