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Bette Love

March 29, 1932 — January 19, 2021

Bette G. Love, 88, of Kansas City, MO, passed away at her home, McCrite Plaza, on January 19, 2021. Bette was born March 29th, 1932, to David and Ollie Ross, in Ozark, MO. She was preceded in death by her dear husband of 69 years, Jim Love, her parents, and her four sisters.

Bette is survived by her children Philip (Patty) Love, David Love, and Beth (Dale) Woodford; grandchildren Mathew (Danica) Love, Brett (Natasha) Love, Emily (Tilman) Achberger, Natalie (Adrian) Singletary, Garrett Woodford, and Cameron (Jessica) Love. Bette was the proud Great Grandmother of 13 children: Mallory, Jimmy, Henry, and Charlie Love, Addison, Hannah, and Evelyn Achberger, Hailey Shaver, Isabella and Beau Love, Naomi and Corinne Singletary, and Abriana Love. Bette also leaves her sister-in-law Betty Love of Springfield, MO, and sister-in-law Glenda (Gary) Williams of Lancaster, CA. Aunt Bette leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

Bette was deeply devoted to her family. Her door was always open to the many friends who benefitted from her generous hospitality, her unwavering ability to listen well, and her humble, gentle counsel. Bette found her greatest joys in raising her family and keeping the home fires burning. Her husband Jim credited his own business successes with the strong support she provided running their loving home. She was endlessly creative; an exceptionally skilled seamstress, flower arranger, and planner of parties and myriad social gatherings.

Bette and Jim traveled extensively, and especially loved visiting their Italian son Valerio Cervetti, who lived with the family as a foreign exchange student in 1966-67. Valerio especially cherished Bette’s relationship with him, and he remains a son and brother more than 50 years later.

Bette volunteered throughout her life; both at church and in the community. She was a founding member of the Assistance League of Kansas City, and was instrumental in the development of Operation School Bell and Operation Hug, which serve children with various needs throughout Kansas City.

Bette Love; wife, mother, ‘Granny’, Great-Granny, sister, aunt, and friend will always be fondly remembered with our love and deepest appreciation.

Private interment to be scheduled.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Bette's memory to:

Assistance League of Kansas City

Altzheimer’s Association

Country Club Christian Church

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