In Loving Memory…

Betty L. Keane

Betty Lou Keane, 90, of Sedalia, passed away Friday, May 10, 2019, at her home.

She was born November 4, 1928, in Boise City, OK, daughter of Frederick Scott Moore and Clessie Bell (Simpson) Moore.

On June 3, 1951, in Sedalia, she married Fred R. Keane, Jr., who preceded her in death on May 26, 1992.

Betty worked as a registered nurse, retiring from Bothwell Regional Health Center. She formerly volunteered with the Red Cross, Open Door and Meals on Wheels. She was a member of East Sedalia Baptist Church. She will be remembered for her care, love, compassion, encouragement and as a giver of hugs.

Surviving are two children, Aaron Keane (Deb), of Blue Springs, and Patricia Keane, of Sedalia; four grandchildren, Scott, Justin, Samantha and Tyler Keane; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, John Dee Keane; four brothers, Sheridan and John Finney, and Franklin and Clovis Moore; and a sister, Georgia Rank.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Heckart Funeral Home, with Rev. David Stephenson officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, at Heckart Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to Great Circle (a youth home in Marshall), Crossroads Hospice, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.


  1. Charlotte Curry

    Sending a prayer of comfort. Betty was always there to help whether it was scouts, 4H or other volunteer activities. I have fond memories of her supporting whatever we were doing as kids. May your memories help you find peace.

  2. Claudale Medlock

    Scott, So Sorry To Hear Of Your Grandma’s passing and We will be Praying for You and All Your Family. Love you All!

  3. One of the sweetest ladies ever.

  4. Trish, I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying God comforts you all.

  5. Knew Betty for many years. Prayers to her family.

  6. Marilyn Atkins

    Aunt Betty was such a special person to me. I remember as a small child doing fun things with her and with cousins. As an adult Aunt Betty always made time and was indeed a “hugger”. She made time for family, friends and even strangers. Her hugs made her special to those she ministered to in her years of service in the community and local hospital. She made me laugh on the few times I had in my adulthood to visit with her and made every visit special.

  7. Cheryl Howser

    Used to work with Betty for many years. Such a kind person and a good friend. Prayers for her family.

  8. Brenda Sprinkle

    My condolences to the family. Betty was a kind and loving person. I worked with her at BRHC for many years.

  9. Janet Fairchild Roberts

    Trish, Aaron bad Deb, I’m so sorry. Betty was a wonderful woman, nurse and friend.

  10. Rose McMullin

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Betty was a kind and giving person to all enjoyed working with her at BRHC

  11. Estella V Frazier

    I worked with Betty for many years. So sorry for your loss. She was a kind and loving person. Every time she saw me she had to kiss me on my cheek. My prayers are with the family.

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