Betty Marie Helton

Betty Marie Helton (Rose), cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend peacefully departed this world on February 9, 2024, at the age of 94. Her life, spanning over nine decades, was a testament to love, compassion, and unwavering devotion to family and furry friends alike.

Born on November 3, 1929, Betty embraced life with a fiery spirit that endeared her to all who knew her. Betty’s love knew no bounds, particularly when it came to her family. She cherished her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, showering them with affection and wisdom. Her heart overflowed with love for her family pets, especially her beloved cats, whom she spoiled with endless treats and cuddles.

Betty grew up and attended school in Kansas City, KS before moving to Overland Park, where she lived for the last 60 years. Betty worked hard for many years before retiring from Colgate-Palmolive as a boiler room fireman. She enjoyed being a member of Unity Church of Overland Park.

A true night owl, Betty found joy in staying up late watching scary movies. She also loved cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals. She enjoyed crocheting and made countless blankets for her family and friends. Betty shared a special, life-long bond with her sister Norma; they even had a daily ritual of watching Wheel of Fortune together for many years. Always armed with a cup of coffee and a listening ear, she was always ready for a good phone chat with friends and loved ones.

Betty will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Her laughter, her love, and her unwavering spirit will continue to resonate in the hearts of those she leaves behind. Her memory will forever remain a cherished treasure to those who knew her.

In lieu of flowers and in honor of Betty’s love for animals, the family kindly requests any donations be made to Great Plains SPCA in her memory. Honor/Memorial Donations.


  1. Mike Roth on February 18, 2024 at 8:30 am

    In the last 10 years, I have been blessed enough to be close to your beautiful family and have heard so many beautiful stories about mama Betty. I truly cherish every conversation I have with her and if I know one thing about her, it’s how much she loved her family. She left this earth knowing that you loved her immensely. I know it’s hard to find peace when we lose someone but I truly hope you can find peace and knowing that she knew she was loved beyond measure. You all are a wonderful family and I’m so sorry for your tremendous loss .

  2. Ronald Freeman on March 3, 2024 at 5:31 pm

    Mom you are missed. Your Son Ronnie

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