Bettie J Teegarden

Bettie J, (Shubert) Teegarden left for Heaven June 29, 2017, at the age of 89.  A visitation will be held 3:00-4:00 PM, Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri. A funeral celebrating her life will follow at 4:00 PM. Burial in Glen Ridge Cemetery, Liberty, Missouri. Contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice.

She was born to Roy and Mary Shubert and was raised in Liberty, Missouri. Bettie is survived by two daughters; Cindy Coonce (husband Jim), Jamie Schoffstall (husband Bill); four grandchildren, Andy, Chris, Mike and David(Wife Mollie), Mom was so very proud of them; her pride and joy great-granddaughter Trinity Coonce; her sister Nancy McKinley and brother Ed (Sonny) Shubert. She was proceeded in death by her Husband James Teegarden, Parents and Sister Carolyn Zink.

Bettie was married to James Teegarden for 48 years, he passed in 1996. They were a wonderful example of a Christian couple and we know they are now together in heaven. Mom loved to travel.  Mom and Dad went on a cruise together and loved to talk about the trip. She loved to help her grandsons with their homework after school.
Mom was a switchboard operator for over 50 years working for Southwestern Bell, Truman Medical Center, Research Medical Center and Sears. After retirement she volunteered at Laurel Hills Elementary, helping children with their reading.

Bettie loved to bowl. The comradery with her team mates was special to her. She also loved to knit, baby blankets was a gift she loved to give.   Many family members have warm pull on winter hats.
One of our favorite memories is Mom playing Hungry, Hungry Hippos with Trinity.  When Uncle Andy joined in it became a wild game of Hippos eating marbles with a few flying across the room. And Mom laughing when Trinity wanted to change the rules (just a little).   When Trinity gave her a hug Mom’s face light up with love.

We would like to thank Country Oak Village Each of the staff gave her great care and lots of love. We would also like to thank Kansas City Hospice without their help those last few days would have been so much harder.   Thank you to all who helped along the way.

We would like to leave you with one of her favorite Bible Passages Isaiah 26:19:
But your dead will live; their bodies will rise,
you who dwell in the dust, wake up and shout for joy


  1. Linda McConnell on June 30, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    What a beautiful tribute to your Mother! My prayers are with you all during this difficult time. It has to be a comfort knowing she is now in Heaven.

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