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Elizabeth A. “Betty” Hausam

Elizabeth (Betty) Hausam, 95, of Sedalia, MO, passed away peacefully in her sleep Saturday, December 24, 2022, at E. W. Thompson Health and Rehabilitation Center in Sedalia.  She was born on February 18, 1927, in Sweet Springs, MO, the daughter of Clyde and Bertha Fulkerson.

She graduated from Missouri Valley College in Marshall and then briefly taught English.  On May 27, 1950, in Sedalia, she married Robert (Bob) Hausam, who preceded her in death in 2011.  Once her children were older she came back to teaching and then taught English (first senior, and then freshman) for 24 years at Smith-Cotton High School, where she was a favorite teacher for many students.

Betty loved completing crossword puzzles (usually the harder the better), was an avid reader, and enjoyed many camping and canoeing outings with her family and friends in the OWWC canoe club.  She and Bob were early members of the Ozark Wilderness Waterways Club (OWWC), where in recent years she was the oldest and only remaining living founding member.  When she was in her 50’s she took up running, and was an original member of the Sedalia Runner’s Club.  She loved her church family and singing in the choir at Broadway Church.  She always enjoyed getting together with friends, especially her friends in the UWC (Uppity Women’s Club).  And she greatly enjoyed every opportunity to be with her family, including all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Betty is survived by two sons, Rob (Lisa) Hausam of Columbia, MO, and David (Pamela Wright) Hausam of Eugene, OR; four grandchildren, Mark Hausam of Columbia, MO, Ann Daugherty of St. Louis, Ira Hausam of Portland, OR, and Dylan Hausam of Veneta, OR; twelve great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  As well as her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by two brothers, Clyde Fulkerson and Bob Fulkerson.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 AM at Broadway Church in Sedalia on Saturday, January 7, 2023, with Pastor Rob Hughes officiating.

Burial will be at the Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville next to her beloved husband, Bob.

Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
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