In Loving Memory…

Betty S. Griffith

Betty Sue Griffith, 89, of Sedalia, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center.

She was born August 17, 1928, near Postal, daughter of Joseph Carlyle Glasscock and Noidene Opal (Aldredge) Glasscock.

On March 3, 1950, she was married to Donald E. Griffith, who died October 18, 1994.

Mrs. Griffith was a teacher at many elementary schools in the area, ending her career at Washington Elementary. She held a Master’s degree.

Betty was an active member of First Baptist Church. She enjoyed keeping her house and taking care of her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be remembered as a loving and caring lady.

Surviving are three children, Donald Griffith, of Sedalia, Rebecca Boehmer, of Kansas City, and Richard Griffith, of St. Joseph; thirteen grandchildren, including Denise Miller whom she raised; and numerous great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Zahringer.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 8, at Heckart Funeral Home.

Casket bearers will be Kevin Griffith, Andy Smith, Warren Smith, Drake Keele, JohnPaul O’Connell and Jevean Brown.

Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time Friday at Heckart Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.


  1. Marilyn (Kirby ) Bahner :

    Don and family, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Sympathy and prayers for comfort at this sad time

  2. Jim & Ranae Smith :

    So sorry for your loss. Betty was a great lady. Thoughts and prayers for all.

  3. Christina Smith :

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I have many wonderful memories of Ms Betty. Our prayers are with all of you ~ Christina & family

  4. David Salmon :

    My second grade teacher at Washington and my Cub Scout Den Mother. Thanks Mrs. Griffith. Donald, sorry for your loss.

  5. Becky McCollum :

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family

  6. It’s the little things, the small, everyday occurrences that you’ll remember. The laughs, the stories, the smiles. And even though it seems like you can never recover from your loss, it is these very memories that will help push the pain away and bring back the smiles. Sending prayers for the family.

  7. Debbie Walker Tray :

    I am so sorry for your liss. Sincere condolences and prayers for the family.

  8. Sorry for your loss. I had this sweet lady as a teacher. Never forgot her.

  9. Richard and Theresa Eads :

    Betty treated her students with kindness. She touched many lives in positive ways. We send our condolences to her family.

  10. Beverly Reese Sharp :

    I have fond memories of Mrs Griffith from Washington school. I extend my sympathies to her entire family.

  11. Janet Fairchild Roberts :

    Richard and your family am sorry for the loss of your Momma. It’s never easy to say goodbye.

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