Betsy Ann (Saling) Spiwak

Written by Muleskinner Staff

Betsy Ann (Saling) Spiwak died Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the family farm in Kingsville surrounded by the love of family.
Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday Dec. 20, under the direction of Ben Cast Funeral Home in Holden, Missouri, with visitation at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Holden Cemetery.
Betsy was born in Oak Grove, Missouri, on Jan. 8, 1935, the first of eight children and the only daughter of Jack and Myrtle (Greer) Saling. She spent most of her childhood in the Pleasant Hill and Strasburg areas where her family owned and operated dairy and grain farms.
Betsy was united in marriage to Chester Spiwak on June 8, 1950, and they moved to their family farm in Kingsville in 1954. They owned and operated a Grade A dairy servicing Mid-America Dairy Farms until 1989. Betsy loved that corner of the world, which was known as the Paradise Lane Dairy Farm, and she took pride in making that farm beautiful by creating flower beds and gardens for all to enjoy.
Betsy is survived by her husband of 64 years, Chester Spiwak of the home; five children Wanda (Mark) Swigert of Hermitage, Missouri; Richard (Linda) Spiwak of Harrah, Oklahoma; Danny (Debbie) Spiwak; Tammy (James) Aldridge; and David Spiwak all of Kingsville; nine grandchildren, Stacy (Jim) Cleveland; Shaun (Jess) Steward; Christopher (Alisha) Spiwak; Dustin (Jessica) Spiwak; Clifton (Emily) Spiwak; Alisha (Rodney) Eikelboom; Ashley (Jared) Struzick; Aaron Aldridge; and Brian Aldridge; 14 great-grandchildren, Bethany and Savannah Cleveland; Ethan and Isaac Spiwak; Finix and Bella Spiwak; Austin, Abby and Addy Eikelboom; Kendall Spiwak; Kaycee, Kylie, Shane and Meredith Struzyck.
Betsy is survived by five brothers, Larry (Linda) Saling of Kaufman, Texas; Charles (Telane) Saling of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; Marty (Debbie) Saling of Garland, Texas; Paul (Becky) Saling of Jefferson City, Missouri; and Kenneth (Pam) Saling of Jefferson City.
Betsy was preceded in death by her parents; infant son, Stevie; and brothers Jack Saling and Jerry Saling.
Memorial contributions can be made to Johnson County Missouri Hospice through the funeral home.