Betty Jean (Maxey-Whorton) Martin, 79, of Blue Springs, Missouri, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. Betty was born November 14, 1943 in Trenton, Missouri to Wilbur Marden and Margaret Leigh (Moore) Maxey.
Betty graduated from Raytown High School and later attended Central Missouri State University. She was united in marriage to Charles Stephen Martin on May 1, 1970 in Raytown, Missouri. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who cherished her family, especially her grandchildren, and loved unconditionally, while putting everyone before herself.
Betty was a member of the Church of Christ in Independence, Missouri. She was a very spiritual woman who loved her Lord. She was a great Cook who enjoyed showing her love through cooking. Betty had a love for art, while being a great artist herself. Betty always had the nicest looking yard in the neighborhood. She enjoyed yard work, tending to her flowers and gardens. Betty was an amazing storyteller, who always managed to entertain all the neighborhood children or anyone who was up for a good story. She has been referred to as the “Block Mother”, watching all the kids in the neighborhood after school. She really enjoyed spending time with all of her children’s neighborhood friends.
Survivors include her husband: Charles Stephen Martin; three children: Robin Letts and husband Kevin of Raytown, Missouri, Christopher Martin and his wife Laura of Blue Springs, Missouri and Stephen Martin and his wife Patti of Bates City, Missouri. Five grandchildren: Juan Letts, Camila Letts, Alex Letts, Jenna Martin and Hailey Martin. Sister: Carolyn Prather and her husband Gene of Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Betty is preceded in death by her parents, and her siblings Judy Whorton, Richard Whorton, Robert Whorton and Ronald Whorton.
A visitation will be held 5:00 P.M. Monday, May 1, 2023 at Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. Main St, Blue Springs, MO. Betty will have a Committal Service at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, Missouri on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association. Memories of Betty and words of comfort for her family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com