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Elizabeth Ann Hitz

Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 3:48 pm

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

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

Betty was united in marriage to Walter Hitz on November 27, 1960 in St. Charles, Mo., who preceded her in death. Walter and Betty lived in Laddonia, Mo. 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, Mo.; son Jay Hitz, of Eldon, Mo.; her mother Mary McKinney of Wentzville, Mo.; two brothers Ronald McKinney and wife Maxine of Troy, Mo., and Mike McKinney of Laddonia, Mo. She was also preceded in death by her father.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations are suggested to help family with expenses.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at

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