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Friday, November 20, 2020

Obituary - Betty Sue Spangler

Betty Sue Spangler, 79, of Harrisonville, Missouri, died Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville. A private family memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Missouri. Inurnment in Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Haven in Harrisonville, or the City Union Mission, in memory of Robert Thomas, Kansas City, MO.

Betty was born March 16, 1941 in Floyd County, Kentucky, a daughter of John Calvin and Oma (Riley) Moore. She had lived in Lee’s Summit, MO before moving to Harrisonville in 1973. Betty was united in marriage to William Earl Spangler on February 5, 1975 in Harrisonville. They owned the Dinner Bell Restaurant in Harrisonville for many years. Many customers were life-long friends. She also dabbled in real estate in Harrisonville, and was a counselor and advisor for women’s support group ministries. She was a devout woman of faith and a member of the Church on The Rock in Harrisonville. Betty enjoyed flipping houses with Earl, fashion, home decorating, gardening and cooking. She loved to read and debate politics. She was always eager to learn new things that helped others. She had a heart of gold and gave to many charities and families of need in the community. Betty never met a stranger. She was blessed with the gift of gab and a smile that would absolutely light up a room. To know her was to love her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl Spangler, on January 1, 2008; a son, Robert Thomas; a daughter, Julie Thomas; and a brother, Ricky Moore. Betty is survived by her two daughters: Deborah (Bryan) Anderson of Lee’s Summit, MO, and Brandy (Trent) Farr of Harrisonville; a daughter-in-law, Lorie Thomas; four grandchildren: Jamie (Gary) Sheets, Michael (Kristi) Adair, Ariel Thomas and Rob Thomas; five great-grandchildren; four brothers: Eddy Moore, Ralph Moore, John Moore and Dennis Moore; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by Earl’s children: Judy (Jim) Franklin of Raymore; Mike (Robin) Spangler of Henderson, NV; Paul (Jennifer) Spangler of Raymore; and Chris (Kris) Spangler of Kansas City, MO; 9 grandchildren: Erin (Justin) Pace, Jesica (Jason) Junge, Lauren (Chase) Maudlin, Caleb Spangler, Brad Spangler, Misty Fangrow, Jared Spangler, Paige Spangler and Chad Spangler; and 12 great-grandchildren.