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Bettye Jean Purtle-Frost

August 22, 1931 — May 31, 2024

St. Charles, Missouri

Bettye Jean Purtle-Frost (nee Smith), of Saint Charles, MO, passed away Friday, May 31, 2024, at the age of 92. Beloved wife of Arthur R. Frost; cherished daughter of the late John Daniel and Edna Christine Smith. Devoted mother of John (Pam) Purtle, Cindy (Larry) Gallaher, and Gregory (Teona) Purtle; loving grandmother and great-grandmother of many; dear sister of Ginger Searcy and Peggy Hall. 

Bettye was a devoted member of Harvester Church of Christ and active in the Red Hat Society. She had a passion for travel and sightseeing. Married to Art for 30 years, she and her husband embarked on numerous road trips, visiting all 50 states together. 

Bettye was a natural caregiver. She dedicated her career to caring for those at the Emmaus Home, a career path she was passionate about. Just as importantly, she cared for her own family. She always loved with a warm heart, a kind touch, and occasionally a not-so-subtle suggestion, but these suggestions came from a place of love. She saw the potential in everyone and helped each person reach their very best. If you were lucky, you would find yourself embraced in a “Bettye Hug”. Known for these exceptional hugs, you would truly feel the warmth in her embrace. Bettye is dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Bettye's name on of the following; Wounded Warriors Project or Mount Carmel Senior Living 723 1st Capitol Dr, St Charles, MO 63301 or St. Croix Hospice. 3701 N St Peters Pkwy Suite B2, St Peters, MO 63376

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Charles Memorial Gardens

3950 W Clay St, Saint Charles, MO 63301

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