February 11, 1930 – October 8, 2020
Betty Lou Land, 90, of Monett, MO, passed from this life peacefully to the arms of her Lord and Savior on Thursday morning, October 8, 2020, following several months of declining health.
Betty was born on February 11, 1930 in Verona, MO, daughter of the late Samuel and Eula Elizabeth (Scott) Nelson.
Betty and her first husband, Ernest Grass, opened and operated Big M Marina, where Betty worked in the restaurant. She later operated the Bon Ton Dress Shop and finally Betty’s Floral in Purdy. Betty was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Monett. Betty enjoyed cooking, cleaning, shopping and spending time with her family.
On February 23, 1970 in Miami, OK, Betty (Nelson) Grass married Bill Land.
Betty is survived by her son-in-law, Gary Wellbaum; two grandsons, Brandon Wellbaum and wife Nikole and Shelby Wellbaum, all of Monett; four great- grandchildren, Jeremy Worm, Michael Wellbaum, Tyler Culbertson and Brelynn Wellbaum; two great-great-grandsons, Wyatt and Waylon Worm; and a host of extended family and friends.
Betty was preceded in death by her husbands, Ernest Grass and Bill Land; her son, Robert Grass; her daughter, Mary Wellbaum; one great-grandson, Gavin Wellbaum; six brothers, Lloyd, Chester, John, Warner, Joe and Charlie; five sisters, Eva Mae, Marie, Helen, Lucille and Mary Ellen.
Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Buchanan Funeral Home with funeral services following at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Kevin McDonald will be officiating. Interment will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Monett. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Meals on Wheels in care of the funeral home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, MO.