Betty Hackler Obituary, A Beloved Resident Of Higginsville, MO, Has Unexpectedly Passed Away

Betty Hackler Obituary, Death –  At the age of 87, etty M. Craig Hackler, who resided in Higginsville, Missouri, passed away in Lebanon, Missouri on Thursday, March 28, 2024. Both of her parents, Ted and Hazel (Whitworth) Murrell, passed away before she was born on September 2, 1936. She was born at home in Higginsville.

Betty received her high school diploma from Higginsville in the year 1955. As a student in high school, Betty worked at Page’s Drug Store, where she worked at the soda fountain. Her wedding to Harold “Dick” Craig took place on May 27th, 1956. Following her marriage to Harold, she spent the rest of her life focusing on being a mother and a homemaker. They were blessed with three daughters, Angie, Vicki, and Linda, as a result of their union. They returned to Higginsville in 1972 after spending many joyful years together as a family while serving in the Air Force service.

Betty’s grandchildren came into her life in the decades that followed, and they quickly became the source of her pride and delight. She was a grandmother who was really devoted to her role. Russ Hackler, a resident of Higginsville, was the person that Betty married some years after Harold’s demise in 1991. She was able to be found supporting him at Hackler Feeds until his passing in 2009.

To put it simply, Betty has been a member of the First Baptist Church of Higginsville for a very long time. It was always a pleasure for her to spend time in fellowship there. In addition, she had a lot of fun working as a volunteer at the Classic Shop for a number of years.

Betty is survived by two daughters, Angie Lefman of Higginsville, and Linda (Lowell) Dickmeier of Niangua, MO; one brother, Lonnie “Buddy” Murrell of Higginsville; six grandchildren, Hollie Medlin, Halie Lefman (partner, Ben), Sara (Charles) White, Aaron (Kalie) Mais, Ashtyn (Ryan) Fischer, and Melanie Brooks; nine great-grandchildren, Mason and Maxton Medlin, Courtlynn (Anthony) Farthing, Savannah Fritz, Carlee Barron and Finn Mais, Chloe and Elijah Fischer, and Brynlee Brooks; one great-great granddaughter, Naomi Farthing, whose sister will arrive this month; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Her parents, her first husband, Harold “Dick” Craig, her second husband, Russ Hackler, her daughter, Vicki (Craig) Mais, her great-grandson, Clayton Mais, and two brothers, Donald “Donnie” White Sr. and Roy “Sonny” White, all passed away before her. She is the last surviving member of her immediate family.

On the Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at one o’clock in the afternoon, the family will host a gathering for friends at First Baptist Church, which is situated at 1907 N. Peach Street in Higginsville, Missouri. In the immediate aftermath, at 2:00 p.m., there will be a funeral service. The Higginsville City Cemetery will serve as the plot for the interment.

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