Betty Black, a 79 year old Trenton resident, passed away at 7:05 p.m., Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at Slater Neal Funeral Home in Trenton. Burial will follow in the Jamesport Masonic Cemetery. A visitation is scheduled from 6:00 until 7:00 Monday evening at the funeral home. Open visitation will begin Monday morning at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to the Jamesport Masonic Cemetery and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.
Betty Jane Black was born November 25, 1941 in Mill Grove, MO to Albert and Irene (Crutcher) Girdner. She graduated from Princeton High School. On July 25, 1959, she was united in marriage to Elwood Black in Princeton. They farmed together on their farm in Jamesport for many years before he preceded her in death January 8, 1983. Betty was a member of the Jamesport Baptist Church and had been attending Grundy Center United Methodist Church. Betty enjoyed adventures with her grandchildren. She would take them fishing and camping and would plan special trips with each one of them individually. She was always active, supporting the local FFA Chapters and even went parasailing in her seventies.
Surviving relatives include her daughter Debbie Dinsmore and husband John of Princeton, MO, son David Black and wife Laura of Trenton, sister Mary Francis and husband Tim of Cleveland, MO, brother Joe Girdner and wife Joanne of Bastrop, TX, and grandchildren Sierra and Cheyenne Dinsmore, and Katerina, Jacob, and Jackson Black.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister Jeanetta Ann Girdner and brother Sonny Girdner.
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