Gloria A. DeHaven obituaryIn Loving Memory…

Gloria A. DeHaven

Gloria Ann DeHaven, 86, of Sedalia, passed away Monday, March 22, 2021, at Bothwell Regional Health Center.

She was born August 16, 1934, in Sedalia, a daughter of the late John D. and Carmen (Hampton) Bettise. On August 16, 1953, in Sedalia, she was married to Willard E. “Bill” DeHaven, who survives.

Gloria was a 1953 graduate of Smith-Cotton High School. Gloria worked in retail sales for C.W. Flowers and had also worked at Inter-State Studios, Third National Bank and managed Plaza West Apartments.

She was a former member of First Baptist Church.

Gloria enjoyed puzzles and playing cards with her family. She was kind, caring, loving and always there to help. She was the best wife, mom and grandma in the world.

In addition to her husband, Bill, she is survived by three children: Dawn DeHaven West (Rick), of Lake of the Ozarks, Bill DeHaven (Debbie), and Deanna Dodd (Stuart), all of Sedalia; eight grandchildren: Michael DeHaven, Brian Shull, Kevin DeHaven, Meghan Zeller, Josh Shull, Ashley Graff, Scott DeHaven and Jarrad Shull; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and one on the way.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Don and Raymond Bettise; and a sister, Norma Crouch.

Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Heckart Funeral Home, with Rev. Steve Graff officiating.  Honorary bearers will be her grandchildren.

Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service.

She looked forward to the Missouri State Fair every year and enjoyed working at the jewelry stand, therefore the family suggests memorial contributions to the Missouri State Fair Foundation.


23 Responses

  1. We love you and miss you, Mom. Glad you are at peace, in God’s arms and no longer in pain.

  2. Dawn – Our sincere sympathy to you and your family and, especially, your dad. For every hard moment, try to remember a happy one.
    Bob & Deb Kueck

  3. I wish your family my thoughts during this time and the great times you had with her. She is with the good lord and will be there to be cherished. Love to you and your family.

  4. Dawn, so sorry to hear about your Mother. Sending prayers for you and your family.

  5. We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. Hold on to all the wonderful memories you had with her.

  6. My heartfelt condolences to the whole family. She sounds like such a great woman and I wish time would have allowed me to meet her. My prayers for comfort for the whole family

  7. God’s love and blessings to you all and may He grant you peace and comfort. 🙏🏻 Heaven has gained another Angel. 😇 ❤️

  8. Your mom was always so kind to me and your home was a respite. I remember staying at your house, playing rummy, drinking Pepsi and eating popcorn. Your mom would stay up late and play also. It was always fun. Thinking of you and praying for comfort for you all.

  9. In remembrance of a beautiful soul, gone but never forgotten. Till we all meet again…love you sweet cousin. Prayers of peace and comfort for all of the family…love you dear ones….

  10. I have fond memories of you, Gloria, and our families during our childhood days in Sedalia. Remembering your cute little smile and caring ways. You have touched so many lives during your 86 years of life. All who knew you were truly blessed… Love You, Cuz !

  11. Leroy Shull
    A wonderful mother in law for many years I always loved and respected her. God has a special Angel

  12. We’re thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. 🙏🙏🙏

  13. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of sweet aunt Gloria. All my love and prayers are with all of you❤️ I have such fond memories of Aunt Glo and the whole family from my youth. Gloria was an incredibly special person and she will be so missed. I know that Gloria, Norma, Ray and my dad are all together again in heaven. All my love to you all❤️
    Mariah Bettise (Don’s daughter)

  14. I’d give anything to see that reunion in Heaven. You and Aunt Norma, Uncle Ray and dad.
    RIP Aunt Gloria!
    Love and prayers to the family.

  15. You have entered into the glorious gates of heaven nana, save a place for me I’ll see you some day too. I love you and will miss you til that day. Until then dance with Jesus and have a good time with all our loved ones who have joined you up there. All my love always. 💜

  16. Dawn, I am deeply sorry about your mother’s passing. She has left a beautiful legacy through her children. I know all of you will miss her greatly.

  17. Deanna, Stuart and family we are so sorry to learn of your loved one passing away. Our thoughts and prayers are with your families.. You will have many memories of times spent together (making delicious fudge) that will be a blessing.

  18. So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Gloria working at Flowers, such a nice lady! Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  19. We are so very sorry for your loss! Brought back some old memories. Thoughts and prayers to all of you!

  20. My grandma left and indelible imprint in so many of my memories. I know she lives on in all who she touched with the love, strength, wisdom and beauty of her soul. I will miss her so much and be forever grateful that she was my grandma.

  21. Bill, I am so very sorry that your sweetheart has left this world. My deepest condolences.

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