Betty  Harreld
Betty Ann Harreld, of Chetopa KS, passed away March 3, 2020 at the Chetopa Manor Nursing home, in Chetopa, after a long battle with cancer. She was 88 years old.
Betty was born on September 3, 1931, in St. Louis MO, to Christian and Helen Simonson. She graduated from Webb City (MO) high school and then received her nursing degree from St. John's Hospital, in Joplin MO.
She married Dale Harreld on July 1, 1953, and enjoyed 56 years together before his passing in 2010.
Dale and Betty traveled the world over Dale's 20 year service in the Navy, and then eventually settled on their farm near Chetopa. Betty was proud of her career in nursing, where she worked at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant, in Parsons KS, as a staff nurse for 25 years before retirement. She was a member of the VFW Women's Auxilary, in Chetopa, the Eastern Star masonic society, and the Chetopa United Methodist Church.
Betty is preceded in death by husband, Dale Harreld; brother, Wayne Simonson; and grandson, Jeremy Shannon.
She is survived by brother, Christian Simonson and wife, Mary; daughter, Cindy Shannon and husband, John; son, Duane Harreld and wife, Peggy; son, Curtis Harreld and wife, Lisa; six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Betty's love and support for her family were unwavering, and she will be deeply missed and never forgotten.
A service and celebration of life will take place at the United Methodist Church, in Chetopa, on Saturday, March 28, at noon. Lunch will be provided after the service at a local venue.
Published on March 18, 2020


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Mar 20, 2020
My grandma Betty was one of the greatest, sweetest, and most kind hearted women I've ever had as a grandma. I remember all of the fun times we had together, it's like we were yin and yang. She used to appear to as many of my sporting games I had growing up as she could, and she was always my biggest supporter. And as a kid, I always told Grandma that I wished for her to live at or past 100, but I'm better off with the fact that her final wish was to be with Grandpa, and that wish finally came true. For we not should mourn over her death, but be glad to know that she's not longer suffering the battle against breast cancer anymyoe, and that she's in a much better place. To Betty's friends, I'm... sorry that you all had lost a kind, great, and loving friend. And to my family, I'm sorry that we lost such an amazing woman who meant so much to every single one of us. There's not one day I go without thinking about her, she always knew how to make people smile, laugh, and he happy. Rest in peace, Grandma, you're loved so much by so many. Say hello to Grandpa for me. ❤️Read more
Steve McGill
Mar 18, 2020
She was a special lady and gave everything to her family and community. Prayers to her family and loved ones.