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Obituary: Betty Chaves Wilson

Obituary: Betty Chaves Wilson

September 26th, 2013 in Obituaries

Betty Chaves Wilson, 90, of Maryville, Missouri, died Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at Golden Living Center, Maryville. Betty was born January 11, 1923, in Maryville, to William and Dorothy (Pierce) Chaves. A 1940 graduate of Maryville High School, Betty received her Bachelors degree from Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, and Masters degree in Guidance and Counseling from Florida State University, Pensacola, Florida. Betty taught school in Barnard, Elmo and Stanberry, Missouri, and Pensacola, Florida. She was a longtime guidance counselor at Benton High School, St. Joseph, Missouri. Betty was a member of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Maryville and the Benton High School Red Coaters. Survivors include: daughter, Barbara Finn, Pensacola, Florida; son, Turner (Linda) Tyson II, Jefferson City, Missouri; grandchildren, Robert (Kristi) Finn, Will Finn, Rebecca Finn, Samantha Tyson, Leslie Tyson, and Laura Tyson; and three great-grandchildren. Preceding Betty in death were her parents; son, Edwin Tyson; and husbands, Turner Tyson, H.L. "Red" Wilson, and Clarence Barnes. Visitation is 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 26, 2013, at Price Funeral Home, Maryville. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 27, 2013, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Maryville, with burial following in Oak Hill Cemetery, Maryville, Missouri. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 901 North Main Street, Maryville, Missouri 64468; or Benton High School Red Coat Scholarship Fund, 5655 South 4th Street, St. Joseph, Missouri 645045.