November 3, 1923 - July 15, 2020
Funeral services for Mildred Martha Betz, 96, of Bowling Green, will be held Monday, July 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Bibb-Veach Funeral Home. Visitation for Millie will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Bro. Don Amelung officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Bowling Green. Mildred Martha, the daughter of Thomas Morris and Gladys Elizabeth Loudermilk Mathews was born November 3, 1923 in rural Lewis County, Missouri. After her father received his D.O. Degree, the family moved to Ashley, Missouri when she was four, and to Bowling Green when she was seven. She graduated from the Bowling Green Public School System in 1941 and the University of Missouri in 1945, where she was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. After graduation, she taught at the Bowling Green High School for five months, was a case worker for the Pike County Welfare Office for several years, and worked at the family owned business, Show-Me-Lodge, from 1947 to 1977. In early years she was active in Jr. B.P.W. and Delta Upsilon Chapter of Upsilon Sigma Alpha, installed as president of both. She joined Bowling Green Chapter #457, OES, belonging for over 50 years, and served in many offices including Worthy Matron and District Deputy of the 16th District. She was married to James H. “Whitey” Betz on October 4, 1963 in Bowling Green. In their marriage they had many things in common, including sports, the Bowling Green Bobcats, the Missouri Tigers, and the St. Louis Cardinals. Both were active in civic, community, and patriotic organizations and belonged to the Pike County Country Club where Whitey loved his golf. Millie, as she was known, was a member of the Bowling Green Chapter DAR for over 50 years and served as Regent, District Director, and the State Program Chairman. She was a Past President of the Pike County Historical Society, and a long-time board member of Champ Clark Honeyshuck where she served as Treasurer for 28 years. She was also active in the Bicentennial and Sesquicentennial celebrations, and enjoyed working as an election judge for many years. She was also a member of the P.E.O. Chapter DA and a member of the Public Library Board from 1973 to 1998, serving as President for several years. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church since the age of nine, and was the Sunday School Secretary for 25 years. Her hobbies included embroidery, genealogy, traveling, and of course her favorite game, Bridge. She was preceded in death by her parents and Whitey, who died December 18, 1998. She is survived by several cousins and many friends.
Funeral services for Mildred Martha Betz, 96, of Bowling Green, will be held Monday, July 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Bibb-Veach Funeral Home. Visitation for Millie will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Bro. Don Amelung... View Obituary & Service Information
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