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Betty Jo Alkire

artist , broker , real estate , marketing consultant

Betty Jo Alkire, American artist, consultant, real estate agent. Member Bureau of Tourism; past member education committee Tri-Lakes Board Realtors; past member Rockaway Beach Board Planning and Zoning; chairman Rockaway Beach Park and Museum Board; Indiana Professional Artists Association (president since 1980), Branson (Missouri) Chamber of Commerce (member leadership program), Rockaway Beach Ladies Club, Rockaway Beach Booster Club.

Background

Alkire, Betty Jo was born on June 20, 1942 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Robert Emmitt and Gladys Faye (Craigg) Sharp.

Education

Teacher art Independence Adult Education, Missouri, since 1967. Portrait artist Silver Dollar City National Crafts Festival, since 1971. Owner, operator portrait artist's concession Kansas City Worlds of Fun, 1972-1996.

Teacher private art classes, since 1970. Teacher, lecturer marketing art U. Missouri Extension Program, since 1982. Consultant marketing and life-planning for artists.

Broker and consultant commercial investment real estate.

Career

Teacher art Independence (Missouri) Art Education, 1967—1995. Portait artist Silver Dollar City National Crafts Festival, since 1971. Owner, operator artist's concession Kansas City Worlds of Fun, 1972-1996.

Teacher private art classes, since 1970. Teacher, lecturer marketing art University Missouri Extension Program, since 1982. The portrait artist National Festival of Craftsmen, since 1971.

Consultant marketing and life-planning for artists, since 1945. Broker and consultant commercial investment real estate, since 1954.

Religion

The human race, with an acceptance of Christ, is destined to inherit a condition and quality of life that is beyond the imaginations of man.

Views

People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.

Membership

Member Bureau of Tourism. Past member education committee Tri-Lakes Board Realtors. Past member Rockaway Beach Board Planning and Zoning.

Chairman Rockaway Beach Park and Museum Board. Indiana Professional Artists Association (president since 1980), Branson (Missouri) Chamber of Commerce (member leadership program), Rockaway Beach Ladies Club, Rockaway Beach Booster Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Local art and history, antiques, real estate.

Connections

Married Daniel Wayne Hedrick, November 15, 1968 (divorced). Children: Diana Laurie, Lisa Kay, Brett, Darin, Julie. Married William Edgar Alkire, September 23, 1975 (deceased December 7, 2001).

father:
Robert Emmitt Sharp

mother:
Gladys Faye (Craigg) Sharp

spouses:
Daniel Wayne Hedrick

William Edgar Alkire

children:
Diana Laurie Alkire

Lisa Kay Alkire

Brett Alkire

Darin Alkire

Julie Alkire

Politics

Working in partnership with different Christian denominations allows influencing public policy more effectively.