Betty C. Strickland, 90, of St. Louis, died at 5:45 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at Village North Rehabilitation and Nursing in St. Louis.
She was born on Aug. 1, 1924, to the late Harrison O. and Henrietta W. (Klaren) Byers.
Betty married the late Irvin Strickland on Oct. 6, 1946, in Wichita, Kansas. Irvin died on Feb. 27, 2013.
Betty was a homemaker who loved to knit, sew and do other needlework projects. She and Irvin liked to travel, but their favorite destination was Wichita, Kansas, to visit family. Betty had a kind heart and gentle soul.
Survivors are one daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Jim Kramer of Brighton; one son, Bill and Linda Strickland of Ballwin, Mo.; three grandchildren, Russ and Andrea Kramer, John and Jaime Strickland and Kate and Micah Mayfield; four great-grandchildren and two sisters, Doris Lestishen of Hutchinson, Kansas, and Kay Bell of Westminster, Colo.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Don Byers, and one great-grandson.
Betty’s wishes were to be cremated. No services will be held. The cremains of Betty and Irvin will be interred together in Wichita, Kan., where they lived until Irvin was transferred to St. Louis in 1962 for his job at Trans World Airlines.
Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of your choice.
Targhetta and Wooldridge Funeral Home in Brighton is in charge of arrangements.