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Betty Parrot


Betty Parrott, 91, of Greenfield died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at Adair County Memorial Hospital.

Celebration of life services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at United Methodist Church in Greenfield with Pastor Ben Carter-Allenwill officiating and a luncheon following. Open visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m with family present 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield. Memorials may be directed to the family to be determined at a later date. Online condolences may be left at

Betty Lou (Buckner) Parrott, daughter of George Howard Buckner and Edna Mae (Archer) Buckner was born Nov. 24, 1927, in rural Bridgewater.

Betty graduated Bridgewater High School in 1946, and obtained her teaching certificate that summer, going on to teach at seven country schools, including Washington 1, Jackson Catholic School, Eureka, and Lee.

Betty married Norman L. Parrott on Dec. 21, 1946 at Avondale Church. They moved to their farm outside of Greenfield. They moved to Augusta, Georgia, when Norman was drafted for his two years in the Army and then returned to the farm. Betty sold Tupperware beginning in 1960 and becoming a manager.

Betty is survived by husband Norman Parrott; daughters: Norma Nielson of Eugene, Oregon, and Karen (Alvin) Havens of Greenfield; grandchildren: Mathew Havens, Alecia (Matt) Heinz, Katey (Robert) Sheets and Eric G. Nielson, five great grandchildren; brother-in-law Charles Scase of Indianola; nieces and nephews and other family members and friends.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; siblings: George Leon Buckner, Lolah Marie Scase and Beulah Marie Dykes; and son George.

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