Betty  Neal
Betty Neal went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. She was born on December 12, 1923, in Dodge, OK. She lived in Southwest City, MO most of her life, moving to Bella Vista, AR in 1979, and then to Joplin in 1997.
She was a loving wife to Ray Neal. He preceded her in death in 1986, as did her son, Rick Neal, who passed away in 2006.
She is survived by her daughters, Kathy Whelan and husband, Tim, of Joplin, and Sherry Glenn and husband, Jim, of Springdale, AR; and a daughter-in-law, Judy Neal Priddy, of Joplin. She has nine grandchildren, Erica Hayes and Julie Brown, of Louisville, KY, Dustin White, of Jacksonville, FL, Jason White, of Dallas, TX, Brooke LaPosta and Abby Clevenger, both of Joplin, Brian Glenn, of Fayetteville, AR, Jamon Glenn and Cicely Drummond, of Springdale. She had 30 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was a devoted wife, a loving mother and a proud grandmother. The family would like to express their gratitude to Oak Pointe, in Carthage, and Hospice Compassus for their excellent care.
Private graveside services will be Monday, November 25, at Southwest City Cemetery. Visitation with be 3-4 p.m. on Sunday, November 24, at the Mason Woodard Chapel.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Crematory.
Published on November 21, 2019


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Marsha Whitford
Nov 22, 2019
Fiery Lily and Rose was purchased for the family of Betty Neal by Marsha Whitford.  Send flowers
Ronda ( Lipe) Holly
Nov 22, 2019
Kathy, I'm so sorry about your mom's passing. I always have had a special place in my heart for your family, especially your grandmother Mary Cooper.