Betty Jane Creath


Betty Jane Creath. 88, of Overland Park, KS passed away on October 3rd, 2020. Betty was born on September 6th , 1932 in Taney  County, Missouri to Layton Doss Smith and Corda Eurie Johnson Smith. Betty grew up on a farm outside of Butler, Missouri and  graduated from Butler High School in 1950. She married James F. Creath in June of 1952 at the Adrian United Methodist Church. Jim and Betty lived in Adrian, Missouri; Joplin, Missouri; and Wichita, KS before they settled in Overland Park where they raised three  children. Betty attended Valley View United Methodist Church for over fifty years where she enjoyed working with the children  after she retired. Betty was devoted to her parents, husband, children, and grandchildren and spent her life caring for her family.  Betty loved spending time with her grandchildren helping them with their homework, going to all their activities, telling them stories  about growing up on a farm, and supporting them in all their endeavors.  

Betty was preceded in death by her husband and parents. Betty is survived by her 3 children, James Bryan Creath, Jane Ann  Curtright, and Susan Gail Robinson and her 4 grandchildren, Josh Creath, Trish Winkler, Sarah Robinson, and Wyatt Creath.

Betty will forever be remembered for the time, love, and support she gave her children, grandchildren, and friends. She had a big  heart and she will be dearly missed.


Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 17th, 2020, 11:00 a.m., at the Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian, Missouri.

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