Betty Gayle Owen King was born October 16, 1941 at the family home of her parents Wilma Alene (Oster) Owen and John Carl (Jack) Owen in Ray County, Missouri. She passed away at her home in Camdenton, Missouri on Saturday, February 18, 2017 surrounded by her family.
Betty is preceded in death by her mother and father, Wilma and John Owen; brother, Gary Lee Owen; her step-father, Jack Cox; step brother, Jackie Cox; and a grandson, Cody Mabery.
Betty is survived by her husband, Dr. Billie C. (BC) King; her sons, Tony & wife Linda, Eichler of Chillicothe, Missouri, and Todd & wife, Tracy, Eichler, of Camdenton, Missouri; her three grandchildren, Stoney, Kyle and Mason Eichler; and great-grandchlldren, Hailey and Kyler Eichler.
She is also survived by Shelly Mabery and daughter McKayla of Ray County, Missouri; Bruce and Joyce King and family of Lake Ozark, Missouri; their daughters, Alison, Adriane, and Ashley with their husbands, Scott Herron, Simon Foster, and Anthony Luster; and their children Brady, William, Aubry, Rozlyn, Wells, Silas, Elija, and Sophia; Elaine (King) and Tim Gorder of Virginia; their daughters Carolyn and Katie; Joe and Sofia King of Lake Ozark, Missouri; their children Mayley and Michael; Nephews, Rodney and Brian Owen of the Kansas City, Missouri area and their families.
Betty loved her family and many, many close friends. She was crazy about her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. You could usually find her either in her gardens, tending to her beautiful plants and flowers, or in the kitchen baking her favorite cookies. Betty loved to love, and to know her, was to love her back. Her beautiful smile would light up the darkest of rooms. She spoke so kindly of everyone and you could see the genuineness in her eyes. She had a grace like no other, and carried herself with class and elegance. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Betty fought a hard fight for many years and would be proud for this to continue in her honor. Tribute.themmrf.org/BettyGayleKing
Services will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 4:00 pm at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Osage Beach, Missouri. The family will receive friends for visitation from 2:30-4:00 pm prior to services at the funeral home.