BETTY A. CALVERT
Betty A. Calvert, age 80, of Kahoka, MO, died Friday, August 14, 2009, in the Clark Co. Nursing Home in Kahoka where she had been a resident the past year and a half.
She was born June 18, 1929 in Burlington, WI, one of 14 children of Wilber and Velma Cline Stine.
On July 29, 1951, she and Daryll H. Calvert were united in marriage in Kahoka by Rev. Golden.
Survivors include her husband, Daryll of Kahoka; two sons, Jack Wright and his wife, Judy, of Keokuk, IA, and Gary Wright of San Angelo, TX; one daughter, Brenda Aldridge and her husband, Terry, of Kirkwood, IL; five grandchildren: Kris Kline, Amy (Scott) Kellogg, Andy Wright, Katrina Wright, and Cody Wright; three great grandchildren, Thomas Kellogg, Genevra Kellogg and Angel Wright; three brothers, Charles (Joyce) Stine of Kenosha, WI, Jim (Linda) Stine of Mickey, TN, and, Keith (Geishla) Stine of Monroe, LA; five sisters: Laura Sutton of Boonville, IN, Jean Evermon of Kenosha, WI, Kay (Bill) Jacob of Cable, WI, Carla (Joe) Zocchi of Kenosha, WI, and, Sharon (Ron) Gibson of Kenosha, WI; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law: Vernon and Carol Edlen of Kahoka and Jody Calvert of Temple City, CA;
as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters: Iris, Lillian, Eva and Pat; a brother, Neil; four brothers-in-law: Allen Sutton, Billy Evermon, Gene Calvert and Tom Calvert; and sister-in-law, Darlene Calvert Oilar.
At the age of 15, Betty began working as a telephone operator in Madison, WI. Later, she was bookkeeper for Ayers Oil Co. in Kahoka for many years. She also babysat for a number of years where she touched many children's lives and retained life-long friendships.
She was a member of the Kahoka Christian Church and Sunday School treasurer for over 35 years. She was also a member and past Noble Grand of the former Rebekkah Lodge in Kahoka.
Betty had a "green thumb" and anything she touched bloomed and was beautiful. She collected and also made dolls. She was talented at sewing,quilting, knitting, painting and crafting. She and Daryll loved being with their family and friends and enjoyed times spent playing cards, camping and just being together.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Kahoka Christian Church with Rev. Jim Campbell and Pastor Shawn McAfee officiating. Cremation followed with private inurnment in the Peaksville Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Peaksville Cemetery or the Kahoka Christian Church.