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Betty J. Cote

Betty Jean Cote, 92, of Lenexa, KS, formerly of Sedalia, passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at her daughter’s home in Lenexa.

She was born June 23, 1929, in Sedalia, daughter of Lawrence and Edna (Kirby) Randall.

On May 31, 1956, in Sedalia, she was united in marriage to Arsene Vincent “Bill” Cote, who preceded her in death on October 16, 2016.

Betty had worked in civil service at Whiteman Air Force Base, Montgomery Wards in Sedalia, Davis Paint Company in Kansas City, and AT&T in Kansas City.

She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church, where she had taught Sunday School and was a GA leader.

Betty was a 50-year member of The Order of the Eastern Star, and a past Worthy Matron of Pettis Chapter #279 Sedalia.

She was also past Worthy High Priestess of Sedalia White Shrine #38. She was a member of Knife and Fork Club and was a Brownie leader.

She loved traveling, and spending time with her family. She was a good Christian lady.

She enjoyed the friends she made the last several years while living in Garden Villas of Lenexa.

Surviving are two daughters, Catherine “Cathy” Lash, of Lenexa, KS, and Joyce Ann Watson, of Blue Springs; five grandchildren, Jeff, (Julie) Scott, Karen, (Billy) Jakob and Zackery; two great-grandchildren, Sammie and William; a sister-in-law, Josephine Cote, of Grand Island, Nebraska; many nieces and nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Edna Josephine Cote on May 8, 1962; and brothers, Charles Sr., Henry Sr. and William Randall.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at Heckart Funeral Home, with Rev. Duane Duchesne officiating.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at Heckart Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church, Parkinson’s Foundation, or American Heart Association.
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