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Betty 'Bette' J. Wise Laudenberger

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Betty "Bette" J. Wise Laudenberger, 72, of Sedalia, died Friday, April 6, 2012, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Father Mike Volkmer officiating. Pallbearers will be Fred Smith, Mark Felten, Paul Dick, Donald Klenklen, Jeff Dick and Thomas Dick. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call after 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel. Prayers of the Rosary will begin at 4:30 p.m., with visitation from 5 to 8 p.m., followed by a time of sharing memories beginning at 8 p.m. The family suggests memorial contributions to Sacred Heart Church or a charity of donor's choice in care of McLaughlin Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be offered online at www.mclaughlinfuneralchapel.com.

Born May 24, 1939, in Clear Creek, she was the daughter of the late Anthony M. and Regina "Jennie" (Knedgen) Felten. On June 18, 1994, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sedalia, she married Jerry Laudenberger, who survives of the home. She was a graduate of LaMonte High School. She began a 42 year career at KDRO radio station in 1959 as a secretary/traffic manager and later became general manager, the position from which she retired in 2000. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was active in the Daughters of Isabella where she currently served as treasurer. She held memberships in Sedalia Welcome Club, Letter Carriers Auxiliary serving as treasurer and Bothwell Regional Health Center Auxiliary where she was a buyer for the gift shop and in charge of special sales. She served as a poll worker for many years. She was a past Ambassador for the Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce and had previously served on The Salvation Army Board and on the Sedalia Parks and Recreation Board. She was a past member of the Jaycee wives and Beta Sigma Phi.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two brothers, Lyle Felten of Sedalia and Floyd Felten of Independence; a sister, Gerrie Klenklen of Kansas City; and several nieces and nephews.