Betty J. Farris, 87, of Boonville, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 11, 2018, surrounded by family at Boone Hospital Center. Celebration of life services are being planned. Betty was born July 21, 1931, in Boonville to Harry Ray and Opal Oswald Prewitt, and they preceded her in death. She was a 1949 graduate of Bunceton High School. On Dec. 16, 1951, she married Donald L. Farris in Boonville, and he survives. She served as church secretary for the Boonville United Church of Christ for 25 years. Her passion was gardening but she also enjoyed cooking and raising chickens. She is survived by her three children, Gary L. Farris (Carolyn) and Danny W. Farris (Susan), both of Boonville, and Donna J. Farris of Columbia; sister, Opal L. Farris of Boonville; two step-grandchildren, Daniel Viertel and Brian Viertel (Candace); three step-great-grandchildren, Cole, Kayleigh and Belle; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by three siblings, Harry Prewitt, Dorothy Farris and Gladys Anderson. Memorials are suggested to the Bunceton Alumni Association, c/o Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, MO 65202. Online condolences and tributes may be shared with the family at www.bachyager.com.