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Blair, Betty Jean

Blair, Betty Jean

August 14, 1931 — April 16, 2022

Betty Jean (Lyon) Blair, 90, of Liberty, MO, passed away April 16, 2022, at Ignite Medical Resort in Kansas City, MO with loved ones at her side.

Betty was born August 14, 1931, in Lexington, MO, one of two children of Robert Hunt Lyon, Sr. and Sadie Marie (Whitaker) Lyon. She moved to Liberty with her family at a young age and graduated from high school there. Betty was united in marriage to Calvin Blair on February 21, 1951.

Betty worked as a teacher's assistant for Northland Head Start before she retired. She was a very active member of Liberty United Methodist Church where she joyfully sang in the Chancel choir for many years, volunteered with the Children's choir, was a Sunday school teacher and was a member of the United Methodist Women. Betty was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Along with her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin; daughters, Beverly Sasek and Martha Royal; granddaughter, Mica Nitsch; and brother, Robert Lyon Jr.

Survivors include two children, Jody Nitsch (Michael) and Robert Blair; grandchildren, Aaron, Bree (Mike), Courtney (Enrique), Dakota (Torie), Mariah (Dyllon), Dustin (Caitlin), Sam, Merrill (Liz), Jessica (David), Calvin and Kaci; 17 great grandchildren, a great-great grandson, numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, followed by a service celebrating Betty's life at 11:00 am, on Thursday, April 21, at Liberty United Methodist Church (Sunset campus), 1001 Sunset, Liberty, MO 64068. Burial will follow at Glenridge Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Liberty United Methodist Music Department.

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, followed by a service celebrating Betty’s life at 11:00 am, on Thursday, April 21, at Liberty United Methodist Church (Sunset campus), 1001 Sunset, Liberty, MO 64068. Burial will follow at Glenridge Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Liberty United Methodist Music Department.

Blair, Betty Jean's Guestbook

Where do I begin? My heart is just breaking.I just found out about Miss Betty, as the Head Start children called her. I worked as a teacher for Head Start for almost 30 years. Miss Betty was my assistant. We had the best time with the children. I don't know of anyone who could read a story (complete with props)to the children like her. She was the best assistant I ever had. I wish I would have known about her passing because I would have been there with the family. My condolences go out to the family. I will never forget her.🙏

Mary Redmond

Betty was a special lady, never knew her to not have a smile and a warm greeting for everyone she would meet. Thoughts and prayers to her family.

Rod Rathbun

The wonderful memories of time spent in the Blair household growing up always left me feeling so loved and blessed to be there........

Pam Ryan

Betty was an amazing lady! I had the pleasure of meeting her when she was working in Head Start. She made the most amazing peanut brittle I have ever tasted. Haven got an amazing Angel. Prayers for your family. ❤️

Shirley Terranella

Such a wonderful lady-will miss your hugs and smiles. Sending our thoughts and prayers to her family.

Leesa Frederking and the Abell Family

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