Enjoyed spending time with her family

Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Hitz, age 72, of Osage Beach, Missouri, departed this life on Thursday, January 24, 2013at the lake Regional Health System in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Betty was born October 20, 1940 in Stringtown, Missouri, the daughter of Kenneth and Mary (Loesch) McKinney.

Betty was united in marriage to Walter Hitz on November 27, 1960 in St. Charles, Missouri who preceded her in death. Walter and Betty lived in Laddonia, Missouri farming until they retired to the lake of the Ozarks.

She loved to read, garden do puzzles and being with her family. Betty devoted most of her life taking care of her son Jeffery who also preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter Lori, Hitz of Osage Beach, Missouri, son Jay Hitz of Eldon, Missouri, her mother, Mary McKinney of Wentzville, Missouri two brothers, Ronald McKinney and wife Maxine, of Troy, Missouri and Mike McKinney of Laddonia, Missouri. She was also preceded in death by her father.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Ronald McDonald House.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.hedgesscottfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements have been placed under the care of Hedges-Scott Funeral Home, Osage Beach, Missouri.