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3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
Fax: (417)-781-3916
Betty Seward

Betty Jean Seward

Saturday, October 12th, 1935 - Thursday, August 27th, 2020
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Betty Jean Seward, of Webb City, MO, went home to the Lord on Thursday August 27, 2020 at Webb City Health and Rehab. She was eighty-four.

Betty was born on October 12, 1935 in Joplin, the daughter of the late Alvin and Roxie (Barnes) Hembree. She has been a lifetime area resident. She married Jack Seward on May 25, 1952 and together they were blessed with four daughters. Betty was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She lived a God fearing life and made it her Earthly mission to lead others to Jesus. She had the softest hands, biggest smile, and gave the best hugs! We will miss you more than you will ever know.

Betty worked as a secretary for Joplin Orthopedic Surgeons, Dr. Talley, and Freeman Hospital with Dr. Bruce Burleigh. She was a longtime member of Southside Baptist Church. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband Jack Seward on December 5, 2016; one brother, Lance Hembree; a son-in-law, Charlie Meadows; four brothers-in-law, Charlie Seward, Kenneth Seward and wife Norma; Jessie Riggs, and Jim Kellog; and by two sisters-in-law Charlotte Jones and husband Jerry, and Alice Riggs.

She is survived by four daughters, Joy Lee Taylor and husband Tim, Gaylynn Morris and husband John, Christine Meadows, and Robbie Ann Stroud and husband Dale, all of Webb City, MO; nine grandchildren, Deidra Sluder (Scott), Brent Taylor (Stephanie), James Jordan, Genesis Russell, Kathryn Booher (Jason), Emily O’Donnell (Brett), Cali Woodmansee (Chad), Brad Stroud (Stephanie), and Samantha Wortman (Ike); nineteen great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Erma Hembree, Ruth Ellen Cogbill, Shirley Kellog, and Patsy Jean Passantino and husband, Joe; five brothers-in-law, John Earl Seward and wife Patty, Ron Seward and wife Mary, Rick Seward and wife Peggy, Bill Seward and wife Kathy, and Jack Riggs and wife Rose; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday at Mason-Woodard Chapel. Burial will be in Osborne Memorial Cemetery. Friends may visit during regular visiting hours. The family request all who attend to please wear a mask.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
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  • Service

    Monday, August 31st, 2020 | 10:00am
    Monday, August 31st, 2020 10:00am
    Mason-Woodard Chapel
    3701 East 7th Street
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
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    Reverend Joe Morris
    Reverend Allen Harris
  • Interment

    Monday, August 31st, 2020 |
    Monday, August 31st, 2020
    Osborne Memorial Cemetery
    32nd & McClelland Blvd.
    Joplin, Missouri 64804
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Kervyn Smith

Posted at 08:26pm
Hadn't seen Betty in years. First time was when I broke my arm throwing a softball and she was with Dr. Bruce Burleigh that saved my right arm and got me back on the road to recovery that was just four weeks. Jack was the mastermind who saved our house from fire in the early 80s and put our stainless steel insert in the chimney that is still there and protecting us and keeping our house safe from fire as we keep warm in winters. Great family and recently I have new friends of Kevin and son Kaden who are the best at Pickleball. May God be with all who knew and loved Betty as she is now with God her heavenly father who knew her before he created anything as we know it. He wrote a book about her, Psalms 139 Passion version all before he breathed her into her mothers womb. Now that is love. And now He has a place prepared for her that is bigger than any mansion her on earth just because she knew and had a relationship with God's son Jesus Christ. Thank you Jesus for dying for all of our sins. If we could only see her now. Blessings, Favor, Comfort and Peace be on all who knew and loved Betty...

Jimmy, Kay and Gina

Posted at 01:03pm
With our sincere symphony. Betty will be missed very much.
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