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Betty Lou StewartBetty Lou Stewart, 86, of Rolla, Missouri passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019. Betty was born in Rolla, Missouri, on April 16, 1932 to Everett "Lee" and Julia (Woods) Stewart. After graduating high school, Betty traveled to New York where she attended flight attendant school. She later became an airline stewardess for Capital and United Airlines, where she traveled the world for many years. When Betty was not flying she was a model for department stores on the east coast of Virginia. she eventually made her way back to Missouri where she was involved in sales careers such as Mary Kay, AAA, and the Ad Tracker. Among her interests, she enjoyed hosting dinner parties; listening to the musical rhythms of latin, jazz, and big band; quilting; nautical puzzles; and nature. If you were to ask her what her greatest treasures were in this life, she would have said her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her devotion and dedication to them was unsurpassable and will be greatly missed. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Bob Stewart, and sister Mary Ellen (Stewart) Watson. Betty is survived by her brother Sidney Stewart and wife, Darlene, of Dixon, MO; her son Stewart Pope and wife, Jennie, of St. James, MO; her son Shawn P. Pope, of Missouri; her grandchildren Jaime Rizo and husband, Roberto, of Holts Summitt, MO; Shawn D. Pope and fiance, Gena, of Chesaeake, VA; Laura Johnson and husband, Kyle, of Rolla, MO; and Ryan Pope, of Ozark, MO. She was a loving, generous, devoted grandma to three great-grandchildren: Sophia Pope, Samuel Johnson, and Nora Johnson. Betty's wishes were to be cremated with a private service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in St. Louis.
Betty and I were good friends while I lived in Rolla. We had so many good times together and I don't think many people realized how sophisticated and well traveled she was. She was bright, clever and so funny. I will always cherish the memories of the times we spent together. She was a wonderful person. Stephanie Johnson
Stephanie Johnson Jul 10 2019 12:00 AM