Betty Lou Crowley


Betty Lou Crowley, 61, of Independence, MO, passed away at Research Medical Center after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Betty was born in Independence, Missouri to Ivan and Bernice Goucher on April 11, 1951. She was the 13th of 15 children. Surviving siblings include, Bobby Dale Goucher (Carolyn) Kansas City, Kansas, Hazel Conwell- Independence, Arva Carol Snyder – Independence, Pete Goucher (Sherry) Independence, Kenny Wayne Goucher (Peggy) Kansas City, Dennis Lee Goucher (Sue) Independence, Ronnie Douglas Goucher (Cindy) Independence.

Betty married Thomas Crowley in 1971. Betty has 3 children, Mike Crowley (Angela) Sibley, MO, Jeff Crowley (Jennifer) Sibley, MO, and Diana Marks (Dan) Independence, MO. Two step children, Angie Crowley (Vicki) Roeland Park, KS and Tom Crowley (Kelly) Gladstone, MO.

 Betty leaves behind many grandkids and great grandchildren. Her children and her grandchildren were the pride and joy of her life. She will be missed deeply by all and will leave a void in all of our lives.

Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Crowley, her parents, Bernice and Ivan Goucher, three brothers, four sisters, her son, Mark Emory and granddaughter, Chelsie Ann.

A visitation will be held 6-7 pm and a memorial service following at 7 pm, Monday, November 26th at Fairmount Christian Church, 641 S. Ash, Independence, MO (Arr. Heartland Cremation & Burial Society 816-313-1677)

Visits: 3


  1. Clara Harris on November 25, 2012 at 8:28 am

    My heart goes out to all of you “kids!” I will continue to keep you in my Prayers! Treasure the Memories that you have!! Love you!

  2. Gina Vinyard on November 25, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    So sorry for your loss, may God help you through your time of need.

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