Funeral arrangements for Betty Cotten have been set for Friday, November 10, 2023 at Meyers Funeral Chapel. Her family will receive family and friends from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Funeral service will begin at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow at the Blue Springs Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, her family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Blue Springs Education Foundation Food for Thought fund that helps students and families in need with overdue meal balances. Checks to be written to BSEF with Betty Cotten in the memo line, or use this link: Blue Springs Education Foundation | Blue Springs School District (revtrak.net) Memories of Betty and words of comfort for her family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com
Betty Lou Cotten, 88, a resident of Blue Springs, MO passed away peacefully Monday, November 6, 2023 at Aspire Senior Living Oak Grove in Oak Grove, MO. She was born December 22, 1934 to Eugene and Margaret (Sidener) Reeder in Odessa, MO.
Betty was a 1952 graduate of Grain Valley High School. She spent her career as the manager of a school cafeteria for the Blue Springs School District. Betty was a member of Good Shepherd Christian Church in Blue Springs, MO. She enjoyed cooking, baking, watching musicals, and working jigsaw puzzles. Betty also enjoyed watching the Kansas City Royals, especially Salvador Perez, and the Kansas City Chiefs. She cherished spending time with her grandchildren.
Survived by her children, Pam Winkler of Kansas City, MO, Laurie Mathes (Daryl) of Kansas City, MO, Stephanie Ladd (David) of Blue Springs, MO, Sherri Matchell of Blue Springs, MO; grandchildren, Jennifer Winkler, Patrick Winkler (Samantha), Hannah Parker (Shelby), Joshua Matchell (Natalie), Rachel Erwin (Cole), Benjamin Matchell (Morgan), Rebecca Ladd, Noah Matchell; great-grandchildren, Baylor, Lyndin, Iris, Briggs, Maddyn; and numerous nieces, nephews, and beloved friends. Betty is preceded in death by her loving husband, William Cotten; parents, Eugene and Margaret Reeder; siblings, Kathryn Fleishmann, James Reeder, Susie Hutchings, Ernie Reeder, Anna Wedding, Mary Hutchings, and Kenny Reeder.