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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
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
Funeral services wereTuesday, August 18, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Kahoka
Christian Church with Rev. Jim Campbell and Pastor Shawn McAfee officiating.
Mrs. Virginia Brammer was pianist. Special music, “He Touched Me” was provided
by Shawn McAfee and “Amazing Grace” and “Mansion Over the Hilltop” by Jim and
Honorary pallbearers were Dan and Shelby McAfee, Carroll and Opal Nixon,
Imogene Schaaf, Betty Jackson, Dick and Donna Brewer and Kris Kline.
Pallbearers were Randy Justice, Jeff Edlen, Duane Wilson, Andy Wright, Terry
Aldridge and Mike Frazier.
Cremation followed with inurnment to be held at a later date in the
Visitation was held at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka after 9 a.m. Monday with
family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials were suggested to the Peaksville Cemetery or the Kahoka Christian
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