Betty Collene Eckhoff, 70, of Sweet Springs, died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sweet Springs. Rev. Andrew Kennell will officiate. Music will be "How Great Thou Art," "Just As I Am" and "What a Friend We Have in Jesus." Pallbearers will be Jeremy Eckhoff, Travis Eckhoff, Michael Eckhoff, Robert Rinkenbaugh Jr., Jeff Niccum and Tony Sprinkle. Honorary pallbeaeres will be Robin Rinkenbaugh, Brandy Miccum, Leanna Eckhoff, Brandy Eckhoff, Courtney Eckhoff and great-grandchildren. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Monday, March 15, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Sweet Springs. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 15, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Sweet Springs. Memorials are suggested to the family's choice.
Born March 14, 1933, in LaMonte, she was the daughter of the late Francis Z. Sprinkle and Mable Finley Sprinkle. On Nov. 9, 1951, she married Clyde Robert "Ike" Eckhoff, who preceded her in death Dec. 27, 2001. She had lived in the Sweet Springs area most of her life and was a homemaker and member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sweet Springs. She was also a 1951 graduate of LaMonte High School.
Survivors include one daughter, Pam Rinkebaugh of Lee's Summit; two sons, Steve Eckhoff of Sweet Springs and Dave Eckhoff of Sedalia; three sisters, Alleen Glidewell of Sedalia, Pauline Fisher of Raytown and Carolyn McMahon of Butler; one brother, Francis Sprinkle of LaMonte; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.