Archive for Thursday, January 27, 2005


January 27, 2005


Funeral services for Jean Betts, 84, Garnett, were Wednesday at Farris-Feuerborn Memorial Chapel, Garnett. Mrs. Betts died January 22, 2005, at Anderson County Hospital, Garnett.

She was born June 8, 1920, at Pomona, the daughter of Rev. E.S. and Mary (Shike) Hughes. She lived in several towns in Kansas as a child, moving with her father who was a Methodist minister. She taught school at Judy School, rural Garnett. She later was substitute teacher for USD 365 Garnett and Holy Angels School, Garnett. She was a clerk at Dee's Fashions, Garnett, and at the Garnett Public Library. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and sang in the church choir. She graduated from Baker University in 1943 with a B.A. degree.

She married Cleo W. Betts May 20, 1943, at Herington. He died April 24, 2001.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Helen Thompson.

Survivors include a son, William E. Betts, Garnett, and a daughter, Barbara Voeltz and her husband, Richard, Lincoln, Neb., four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Memorials may be made to Anderson County Hospital -- Long Term Care or Garnett Public Library and sent in care of Farris-Feuerborn Memorial Chapel, PO Box 408, Garnett, KS 66032.


William D. Crawford, 81, died January 22, 2005. A memorial service will be today at 7 p.m. at Blue Ridge Blvd. Christian Church, 3625 Blue Ridge Blvd., Independence, Mo. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. preceding the memorial service.

Mr. Crawford was born in Lee's Summit, Mo., May 18, 1923, the first son of David and Pearl Crawford. He grew up on Longview Farm, graduated from Ruskin High School, and joined the Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He earned "Wings of Gold" as a Naval Aviator at the age of nineteen.

He married Elaine Witthar Sept. 14, 1944. She preceded him in death August 25, 2002.

He married Mary Kerby May 22, 2004. She survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Merrie Leah Skaggs and her husband Ron, Baldwin City, and Nan Funkhouser and her husband, Jim, Baldwin City; two sons, Ed Crawford and his wife, Pam, Springfield, Mo., and Jack Crawford and his wife Sharon, Lee's Summit, Mo.; several grandchildren and his step-family.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Blue Ridge Blvd. Christian Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements were made by D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Chapel.

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