Betty Jean Lynes

unknown - June 4, 2011

Mrs. Betty Jean Lynes, age 72 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011, at St. Mary's Health Center. Betty was born January 20, 1939, in Osage County, Mo., the daughter of Harry and Alice Townley Starke. She was married on October 10, 1959, in Jefferson City, Mo. to Jimmie Lynes. Betty worked for the State of Missouri for 35 years, including the Department of Revenue and Labor and Industrial Relations. Betty worked for the Missouri Department of Transportation for 28 years, in the Central Office Division of Survey and Plans; Internal Review, Audits and Systems; Personnel; Equipment and Procurement and when she retired in 1996, was the Administrative Secretary to the Commission. She was the engineer and founder of the Care Leave Program. She was an avid Cardinal fan and loved to collect antiques and go to flea markets. She was a talented baker and enjoyed cooking for her family. Her favorite saying was "Life is only as difficult as you make it". No one fits the definition of love found in 1 Corinthians 13 more than Betty. Betty was patient, Betty was kind. She did not envy; she did not boast; she was not proud. She was never rude; she was not self-seeking. She was not easily angered, and she kept no record of wrongs. Betty did not delight in evil, but rejoiced with the truth. She always protected her family and friends, always trusted in the Lord and others, always hoped, and always persevered. To all who knew her, Betty was love. Survivors include: her husband of 52 years, Jimmie Lynes; one daughter, Karla Hefele and her husband Mike of Fenton, Mo.; two grandchildren, Madeline Hefele and Evan Hefele; niece, Debbie Adrian and her husband Gary of Jefferson City, Mo.; her sister, Mary Alice St. Charles of the state of California; three great-nieces, Terra Adrian, Carlie Adrian and Jenna Lueckenhoff and her husband Kyle. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alice and Harry Starke; her sister, Bonnie Loveall; her brothers, Donald Starke and Junior Starke. Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 6, 2011, with a prayer service to be conducted at 3:30 p.m. in the Freeman Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2011, in the Freeman Chapel. Graveside services and interment will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Boone County, Mo. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Humane Society of Jefferson City to assist with their expansions plans. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.

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