Betty Lou (Redmon) Elton

December 12, 1929 ~ October 21, 2020 (age 90)


Betty Elton, Trenton, MO.  was born south of Craig, Missouri to William and Adah (Brooks) Redmon on December 12, 1929 and passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital on October 21, 2020. She attended Kelso country school until grade 5 when she transferred to the Craig school district where she graduated in 1947. Betty attended St. Joseph Beauty University and took a job at the Modern Beauty Shop in Mound City, Missouri after graduation. In August of 1949, she went to work for the United Telephone Company in Craig, Missouri where she met Thomas (Bub) Elton.

They were married on September 17, 1955 and started their married life in Mound City, Missouri where they had their first child, a son, Charles (C.W.). They moved to Tarkio, Missouri in May of 1960 where they had their second child, a daughter, Renee.

While living in Tarkio, Betty worked at several local clothing stores and raised their two children. She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and served on multiple church committees.

In September of 1999 Betty and Bub moved to Trenton, Missouri to be closer to family. Betty continued her church service as a dedicated member of the Wesley United Methodist Church where she was active in the United Methodist Women’s Group and represented the church for many years as a delegate to the United Methodist Church’s General Conference.  After Bub passed away on January 24th, 2001, she kept herself busy making her famous rolls for retirees’ dinners and volunteering at Wright Memorial Hospital where she served on the Spiritual Wellness Committee and assisted in the gift shop and patient admissions.

Betty was a devoted mother, grandmother and soon to be great grandmother and will be greatly missed.

Betty is survived by son, Charles, and his wife Kathleen who reside in Ayden, North Carolina and daughter, Renee Hull, who resides in Maryville, Missouri. Betty is also survived by four grandchildren; Matthew Elton, Greenville, NC; Andrea (Biff) Rutherford and expected baby girl Rutherford, Woodstock, GA; Bethany Hull, NYC, NY and Dane Hull, Appleton, WI. Betty also had two step-grandchildren, Eric Sjoerdsma, Wendell, NC and Jenna Sjoerdsma, Mishawaka, IN.

Memorials: Wright Memorial Hospital, Wesley United Methodist Church, and St. Luke’s Hospital Covid-19 Response Fund (online or by phone: 314-576-2345).

A private graveside service will be held on October 28th.

No visitation is scheduled.



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