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Betty Avalon McGee, 86, passed away Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 at West River Health Campus in Evansville, Ind. Betty was born Jan. 25, 1928 in Madison, Kan., to Lemuel Franklin and Mary Eugene (Knapp) Sylvester.
She married Freelyn Carl McGee on Nov. 24, 1948 in Kansas City, Kan. He preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 2011.
Betty was a member of the Overland Park Baptist Church, Overland Park, Kan. She worked at Rodney Milling Company, Lees Secretarial Service and volunteered for 25 years at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.
Surviving is one daughter, Karen Stapp (Randy); daughter-in-law, Barbara Kuntz (Fred); sister, Mary Lynn Sylvester Bell (Kenton); four grandchildren, Patrick McGee (Megan), Kevin McGee, Kimberly Tetrick (Matthew) and Christopher Stapp; three great-grandchildren, Claire Tetrick, Lillian Tetrick and Rylee McGee; and four nephews, Eric, Dennis, Joe and Tim Sylvester.
She was preceded in death by her son, Gary McGee; brother, Frank Sylvester; and nephew, Erin Sylvester.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at Johnson County Funeral Chapel, 11200 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. Interment was in Johnson County Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.johnsoncountychapel.com. Arrangements by: Johnson County Funeral Chapel. 913-451-1860.

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