Betty Lee Stallcup

(October 5th, 1928 - June 5th, 2018)

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     Betty Lee Stallcup, age 89 of Springfield, Missouri was born October 14, 1928 passed away in Springfield during the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Betty was born in Okemah, Oklahoma the daughter of Ray and Georgia Lee Cruce. She grew up in Salina Kansas along with her seven siblings.  After graduating high school, she moved to Southern California in 1947 with her two sisters, Mary and Jean. In 1955 she married Charles W. Stallcup in Downey, California.  In 1957 Charles was drafted into the United States Army and was stationed in Germany where Betty joined him for the duration of his deployment. After his honorable discharge from the Army he and Betty returned to Southern California to start a family. Charles and Betty were self-employed for most of their working careers.  In 1976 they sold their business in California and moved to the mid-west and located in Ava, Missouri, to run a dairy farm.  They retired from farming in 1998 and later moved to Springfield, Missouri in 2001. Betty loved spending time with her family and was the go-to in the family for the best Sunday and holiday dinners.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.  She is survived by a sister, Jean Ludes of Sun City Arizona; brother-in-laws Bob Stallcup, Mt. Vernon Missouri and James Stallcup, Yuma Arizona; her son, Charles Stallcup and wife Ginger of Springfield; daughter Susan Fiedler of Springfield, granddaughter Amanda R. Mitchell and husband, Keith; great-granddaughters, Ellie and Claire; great-grandson Wade of Aldrich, Missouri;  granddaughter, Amy Layman and husband Jeff; great-grandsons Max and Oliver of Springfield; granddaughter Megan A. LeBlanc and husband Norman; great-granddaughters Daisha, Lexi and Aliyah of Honolulu, Hawaii; grandson Chase Stallcup and wife Jordan; great-granddaughter Norah and great-grandsons Jaxson and Harlan of Rogersville, Missouri… along with many loved nephews and nieces.  She was preceded in death by her husband Charles, parents, along with brothers Boyd Cruce, Glenn Cruce, Austin Cruce, James Cruce, Bobby Cruce and her sister Mary Rogers. Services and Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Barnes Family Funeral Home in Ozark, Mo. Burial will follow in Ava City Cemetery, Ava, MO.  The family asks in lieu of flowers to make a donation in Betty’s name to the Greene County Humane society. Online condolences may be shared at 


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