Betty L. (Nichols) Wear, 86, formerly of Sedalia, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City with her daughter, Janet, and son-in-law, Keith, at her bedside.
She was born February 3, 1933, in Longwood, MO, the daughter of Robert William and Pearl (Younger) Nichols. She was the youngest of seven children.
A 1950 graduate of Houstonia High School, Betty attended Central Missouri State College in Warrensburg.
She worked at Taylor Wagner CPA firm in Sedalia where she met her future husband, Clayton.
Betty married Clayton Edward Wear on June 12, 1954, in Clinton, MO. He passed away on May 2, 2008.
Betty was a devoted mother of three children. She was a stay at home mom and very involved in her children’s activities, serving as a homeroom mother and as a leader for both Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. She was a former member of the Cosmopolitan Junior Women’s Club and the Sedalia Noonday Optimist Club. At the age of 55, she became a real estate agent and worked for several different agencies until she was 80. She loved selling real estate and helping people. As one of the most respected realtors in Sedalia, she received the Sedalia Democrat’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best Realtor.
Her most beloved role was as grandmother. She held Camp Grandma each summer. Betty enjoyed buying her grandchildren matching outfits, taking them to the Missouri State Fair, to play mini golf, ride go karts, and play board games. And, she played with them endless hours of Mario Kart, Donkey Kong and Duck Hunt.
Betty was an active and long-time member of Calvary Baptist Church in Sedalia where she had been a Bible School and Sunday School teacher for many years.
Survivors include her daughter, Janet Wear-Enloe (Keith Enloe), Jefferson City; her son, Kyle Wear (fiancée, Mary Ann Caraboolad), Macedonia, OH; seven grandchildren, Hannah (Ben) Nordhues, Natalie (Michael) Cleveland, Hillary (Greg) Arnold, Madison (Justin) Lancina, Clay Wear, Lauren Wear, Matthew Wear; and four great-grandchildren, Presley Cleveland, Kylie Cleveland, Charli Cleveland, and Lily Nordhues.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clayton; a son, Gregg Edward Wear; and all six siblings, Robert Nichols, Jr., Roy Nichols, J.D. Nichols, J.O Nichols, Mildred Werneke and Kenneth Nichols.
Visitation will be 9:30-11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019 , at Calvary Baptist Church in Sedalia.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 10, 2019, at Calvary Baptist Church in Sedalia with Dr. Don Satterwhite officiating.
Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia, with Dr. Doyle Sager officiating.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 1015 W. 16th St., Sedalia, MO 65301.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, Jefferson City, is in charge of the arrangements.
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