LEES SUMMIT - Betty Marie Clifton, 68, died Feb. 15, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital in Blue Springs.
Born Aug. 25, 1936, in Grubsville, daughter of the late Archie Grant and Mary Jane Minker Pierce, she was a member of the Blue Springs Country Club. A 1954 graduate of Grayridge High School, she was owner and chief executive officer of the Delta Sweeping Company for more than 30 years.
Survivors include: two sons, Keith Owings of Lees Summit and Robert Clifton of Kansas City; two daughters, Valerie Holland of Blue Springs and Brenda Howerton of Normal, Ill.; one brother, Glenn Dale Pierce of Essex; seven grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; and a special friend, Jim Haston of Lees Summit.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Norman Grant Pierce; and one sister, Norma Jean Pierce.
Visitation is from noon Thursday until service time at 1 p.m. at the Highland Park Funeral Home in Kansas City, Kan.
Burial will follow in the Highland Park Cemetery in Kansas City.
Obituary information was provided by Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.