Betty Jean Revel, 91, Joplin, Mo., went to be with her Lord, February 23, 2017, at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, after an illness.
Betty was born September 2, 1925, in Dodge City, Kan. The daughter of Albert Eli and Mary Ethel (Harmon) Heft. Betty was a homemaker and a member of the 26th and Connecticut Church of Christ, Joplin. She loved traveling, bird watching, painting, and cooking. Betty had formerly lived in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Japan, and most recently, Joplin.
Survivors include two sons, Ansel Revel, Joplin, and Russel Revel, Springfield, Mo.; four daughters, Retta Woods, Chickasha, Okla., Suzette Clevenger, Joplin, Linda Porter, Livonia, Mich., and Leslie Skinner, Joplin; one brother, Jimmie Heft, Topeka, Kan.; one sister, Joan Heft, Joplin; 21 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Mary Jane Cohn; and infant daughter, Jamie Lou Revel.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at the Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, Mo. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 3, at the 26th and Connecticut Church of Christ, Joplin, with Richard Chambers officiating. Burial will be in the Seneca Cemetery with family members serving as pallbearers.
Flowers can be sent to Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca. Memorial contributions can be made to Pro Haiti in care of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, PO Box 380, Seneca, MO, 64865.
Published on  March 1, 2017