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Betty Lou Toczek passed away June 6, 2022. Funeral Mass will be held at 10am Thursday, June 16, 2022 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 9020 E 51st Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64133. Visitation will be held prior to the service at 9am.
Betty was born March 1, 1928 to Joe and Martha Young in Clear Creek, MO. She grew up there on the farm and eventually moved to Kansas City, MO She worked at Skelly Gas on the plaza. She married Frank Toczek in 1961 and had two children, Alan and Lea Ann.
She worked for Control Data in downtown KC doing payroll for various companies. Other than her family, she loved going to estate sales and redoing old things and making them new. She also loved sewing and having garage sales. She and Frank especially loved doing things with their granddaughters, Laci and Matti. She taught them so many things like making mud pies in the driveway. Priceless!
She is survived by her son, Alan and his wife, Michelle of Oak Grove, MO and daughter, Lea Ann of Kansas City, MO; two step-grandsons, Chris and Josh Howk; and two granddaughters, Laci and Matti Hadggega.
Shepherd me, O God
Beyond my wants, beyond my fears
From death into life.
Carole Lammers Moore says
Lea Ann and all Betty Lou’s family, I send you my sincere sympathy. My mother and Betty were first cousins. So we often visited in Pilot Grove and saw Betty Lou’s family. We weren’t close growing up because she was eight years older than me. But I always liked her. She had a little giggle that came after she said something funny. As we both aged we began writing notes and letters at Christmas,birthdays,etc. And a phone call once in a while. We grew closer then as age was no longer important. I always enjoyed talking to her because she could make me laugh and we enjoyed reminiscing. Betty Lou was a dear heart and I will miss knowing she is here on earth with me, but I rejoice for her to be with her Frank and her brothers and parents again with God in heaven. She’s happy I know.
I lived next door to Betty for 44 years. We had many many over the fence chats. She wasn’t one for just having coffee, but she was a friend when I needed one. We shared many secrets and laughs together. During the time of Frank’s illness and death we messaged each other at least once a day. It was so sad to see her decline and be unable to do all the things she has always done especially drive a car to shop. Now I am glad that she has finally come to her eternal rest with Jesus. I will always have great memories of her and all of her wonderful family ???
Jim Collins says
Lea Ann and the entire Toczek family, We so enjoyed all the years we shared a pew with your mom and dad, and later you, at Saint Bernadettes. What a delight your mother was and always eager to share the events of her week. Was sorry for her suffering but now she and Frank are reunited in a better place.
We are out of town so can’t attend Betty’s service but will keep her and your entire family in out thoughts and prayers.
Jim and Linda Collins