Betty Louise McCrea was born July 18, 1930 in Pattonsburg, Missouri to Omer and Nellie (Kirk) Thompson. She passed away July 9, 2014 at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri.
On July 29, 1949 she was united in marriage to Harold Dean McCrea. To this union three sons were born, Gary, Larry and Rick. They lived in St. Joseph and Liberty before moving to Osceola 24 years ago.
Betty was a member of the Osceola Community Church and president of the Sac-Osage Hospital Auxiliary. She was one of the founding members of the St. Clair County Food Banc and the Director for 17 of the 18 years she served.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Harold on September 15, 2009, her parents, two brothers, Milton and Jessie Thompson and two sisters, Dorothy and Bertha.
Betty is survived by her children, Gary (Kristen), Lamar, CO, Larry (Susan), Osceola, MO, and Rick (Leisha), Clever, MO; three grandchildren, four great grandchildren, other relatives and many, many friends.