Betty Ellen (Wilson) Emanuel, 80 of Odessa, Missouri passed away on Monday, December 2, 2019 at her home in Odessa, MO.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church, 301 S. 1st St., Odessa, MO, 64076. A funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. at the church. Inurnment will take place at a later date. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Memories of Betty and condolences for her family may be left at www.LedfordFamilyFH.com or on our Facebook Page. Arrangements are entrusted to the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd St., Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524.

Betty was born on June 13, 1939 in Flagler, Colorado to Harold Basil and Grace Ellen (Smith) Wilson. On September 20, 1956 she was married to Jackie Emanuel in Odessa, MO. They later divorced but remained friends. Betty worked at the garment factory in Odessa before attending the House of Heavilin Hair to earn her cosmetology degree. She worked as a cosmetologist and for various retail stores. She retired as a cashier from Wal-Mart. Betty was baptized at Concord Baptist Church in Bates City, MO and later became a member of the First United Methodist Church in Odessa, MO. In addition to spending time with her family, Betty enjoyed socializing with her girlfriends.

Survivors include two children, Cathy L. Trujillo (Phil) of Windsor, CO and Carol A. McCulloch (Darryl) of Odessa, MO; three grandchildren, David W. Delana (Jade) of Thornton, CO, Thom E. McCulloch of Independence, MO and Stephanie Terry (Chris) of Warrensburg, MO; two great grandchildren, Carli Ann Terry and Cora Lee Terry; two brothers Steven H. Wilson and William L. Wilson both of Odessa, MO; two sisters, Debra F. Galegor (Sam) of Pleasant Hill, MO and Sandy K. Bailey (Roger) of Carl Junction, MO; and many nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Harold B. Wilson and Grace Gerhart; a sister, Janice M. Scott and a brother in infancy.