Betty Lucille Long

Betty Lucille Long, 82, Belton, Missouri passed away May 17, 2018. A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM, Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, Raytown, Missouri. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Bolivar, Missouri

Betty was born December 12, 1935 in Buchanan County, Missouri. She graduated from Winston High School where she was a cheerleader. Betty later went on to have a successful career in real estate with Reece & Nichols.

She is preceded in death by: husbands, Max Bigler and Chuck Long; parents, June and Mildred Vestal; brothers, Bob, Danny & Ron Vestal and grandson, Art Green.

Survivors include; daughter & son-in-law, Janet & Bill Benson, Oak Grove, Missouri; son & daughter-in-law, Ernie & Leslie Bigler, Grandview, Missouri; daughter & son-in-law, Sheryl & Rick Payne, Kearney, Missouri; grandchildren, Max Bigler (Nicole), Corey Bigler, Jessie Hilyard (Thatcher), Brent Benson, Brianna Payne, Brad Payne, Kenneth Whetstone (Ashley); great grandchildren, Blair Hilyard, Kenrick Whetstone, Kenley Whetstone; loved like a son, Alan Koshak (Cindy) and stepsons, Terry, Mike & Tom Long.

Betty will be remembered and loved by all her family and many friends.



  1. Barbara Ann Bigler Nielson on May 23, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    It is with great sadness that I learn of Betty’s passing. Her courage at the time of Max’s death, providing for her three beautiful children, a successful career, a loving family, a full life.

  2. Glee Kieny on May 24, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Betty was such a wonderful lady and friend. I met her through real estate and quickly learned how delightful she was. This video reminds me she was always well dressed, had her nails done and loved to knit! Heaven gained a good one!

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