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Robert Verne (Bob) Betteridge

August 19, 1932 — July 30, 2017

Robert (Bob) Verne Betteridge, 84 of Pilot Grove, passed away Sunday July 30, 2017 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, MO. He was born on August 19, 1932 to Verne K. Betteridge and Lucy Downing Betteridge in Boonville, Missouri.

Robert resided his entire life at Crestmead Farm. He enjoyed all aspects of the family farming operation, including maintaining the herd of Registered Shorthorn Cattle which was founded in 1888 by his grandfather.

Robert was 1950 graduate of Pilot Grove High School. He attended Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar where he met his wife Elizabeth Ann Beckner. They in wed 1953 and loved each other devotedly for 64 years. They have two children William (Bill) and Karen.

He was a lifelong member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church serving as Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent.

Robert served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was employed at Toastmaster in Boonville for a number of years.

Robert was an active member of his community, serving multiple years on boards including Farm Bureau and Central Missouri Shorthorn Board.

He had many interests and hobbies, including high school sports, MU football and basketball, sprint car racing and competing in local trivia contests.

Robert will be missed by his entire family including his dog, Lamar.

Robert was proceeded in death by his parents and infant sister Martha Betteridge.

He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Ann; son William Betteridge and his wife Diane of Bunceton, MO; daughter Karen Betteridge, Springfield, MO; grandchildren Lucy Betteridge, Robert Plaster, Mary Cassil and her husband Kaylan; great grandchildren Ada and Thomas Cassil; brother William Betteridge and his wife Patricia of Independence, Missouri.

Funeral Services will be held at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church on Wednesday August 2 at 1 PM with burial immediately following in the Bunceton Masonic Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-7 PM at Meisenheimer Funeral Home on Tuesday August 1st in Pilot Grove.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be submitted at


Tuesday, August 01, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Meisenheimer Funeral Home - Pilot Grove
200 Roe Street
Pilot Grove, Missouri 65276

Funeral Service

Wednesday, August 02, 2017
1:00 PM

Mt. Nebo Baptist Church
Hwy E
Pilot Grove, MO 65276

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