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Hickerson, Betty Boutwell (Bryant)

Hickerson, Betty Boutwell (Bryant)

July 23, 1929 — December 9, 2022

Betty Boutwell (Bryant) Hickerson, 93, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, passed away on Friday, December 9, 2022 at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. A memorial service is scheduled for 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd. Kansas City, MO 64138. A visitation will be from 12:00 – 1:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials and contributions are suggested to St. Luke’s Hospice House.

Betty was born on July 23, 1929 in Versailles, Missouri to Walter and Etta (Boutwell) Bryant. She attended Central High School in Kansas City, Missouri. On November 17, 1945, she was united in marriage to Robert Hickerson. To this union, they had five children: Susan, Linda, Betty Kay, Bob, and Janet. She worked for over 20 years for the Department of Agriculture in Kansas City.

One of Betty’s greatest joys was her love of quilting. She was known as the “Master Quiltess”! She loved making quilts and donating them to the children at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. She also enjoyed her flower garden where she spent many hours of hard work.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Robert; brothers, Pete Bryant and Erwin Bryant; and her grandson, Owen Blaine. She is survived by her children, Susan Hunnicutt and husband Steve, Linda Smith, Betty Kay Greving and husband John, Robert Hickerson Jr. and wife Gina Westergard, and Janet Hill; grandchildren, Lori Engel, Michael Larson, Kim Butler, Cyndi Bird, Heather Vitale, Robert Hill Jr., Sara Hill, Daniel Hill, and Martin Smith; and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Service Information

A memorial service is scheduled for 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd. Kansas City, MO 64138. A visitation will be from 12:00 – 1:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials and contributions are suggested to St. Luke’s Hospice House.

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I first met "Ma Hickerson" and Bob Sr. when I first starting hanging out at their house when I met Bob Jr. at Ervin Jr. High school. She was a delightful woman, and I always knew when Bob and I were in trouble when she would shout downstairs "Bobby Lee !!! " If I kept in good graces with her, she would reward me with an invitation to dinner. So, I was always on my best behavior there, especially when I knew when she was making her infamous and delicious baked apples, which I craved. I was fortunate to be included in their wonderful family for many years, even being invited to a trip to San Antonio, Texas and a short excursion into Mexico during the early 70s. It was what I call a miraculous coincidence and blessing that I would learn that my mother and Betty were both in the same Belton, MO care facility in 2019 and I was able to see Betty. (My brother and his wife had picked the facility as I have been in IA since 1980) Seeing the smile on her face reminds me of the sermon I heard today. In short, I believe that God will be welcoming Betty with open arms and a smile as she enters His heavenly kingdom!

Jim Solo

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