Betty Anne Topping Ost-Everley, age 58, of Kansas City, Missouri entered into Christ’s full glory on March 31, 2015. She was born on October 1, 1956 to her parents Marion and Hazel Topping. A graduate of Southwest High School in 1974, Betty was a consummate professional in both the for-profit and non-profit arenas, having worked for Otis Elevator, Trinity Lutheran Hospital, Midwest Ear Institute, and Integrated Health Strategies. She was also a tireless volunteer and board member for her neighborhood community and groups such as Professional Secretaries International, Friendship Inn and the Marlborough Community Coalition. Known also for her love of music, Betty led music groups at her church including handbell and vocal choirs. Betty was an avid gardener, artisan, and was a church deacon. Betty was also an internationally published author, and her words will live on in her books and short essays.
Over the last seven months, Betty fought valiantly against acute myeloblastic leukemia, ultimately receiving a marrow transplant. Her will to fight AML with courage and strength and her ability to take challenge head-on remains a source of inspiration for many.
Betty was predeceased by her parents, Marion and Hazel, and leaves behind her husband, Terry Everley, of the home, her daughter, Rachel, her son, Jacob, both of Kansas City, Missouri, and brother, Roger (Kathy), and niece and nephew Jennifer and Mark of San Antonio, Texas.
Memorial service will be held Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 2 pm at South Broadland Presbyterian Church, 7850 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri. Memorial gifts may be made to South Broadland Presbyterian Church and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 6811 Shawnee Mission Parkway Suite 202, Cloverleaf Building 1
Shawnee Mission, KS 66202-4001
(913) 262-1515. Assistance by Funeral Advocates, LLC.